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Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

The unique sculptural composition “Time Machine” is in fact, a monument to the engine F-95SH for the Su-25. The monument decorates the Garden of Engine Builders in Ufa. The monument was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary director of the Ufa engine plant Mikhail Ferin (1907-1979). For the Ufa engine-builders Mikhail is a legendary man. The basis of the sculpture is a real engine P-95SH, placed on a pedestal in a metal frame, which is a huge cube. Besides, the glass doesn’t cover the engine, so the people visiting the monument can clearly see it from all sides. On the pedestal placed plates, explaining technical characteristics of the engine, and in two languages ​​- Russian and Bashkir.
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Monument to Laboratory Mice

Monument to laboratory mice

Monument to laboratory mice in Novosibirsk, Russia. Sculptor Alexey Agrikolyansky

The Monument to laboratory mice for their services to science was installed in the square not far from the local Academic Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The bronze monument shows a mouse in a lab coat and glasses, knitting with needles the DNA double helix. The monument was opened on July 1, 2013, to the 120th anniversary of Novosibirsk. According to the Institute Director, Academician Nikolai Kolchanov, a monument symbolizes the gratitude of the humanity for the animal, for the use of mice to study the genes of animals, molecular and physical mechanisms of diseases, development of new drugs. Sculptor Alexey Agrikolyansky, who embodied the idea into life, admitted that to do this was not easy, because the mouse is not a human, and it was necessary create it with emotion, character, find a cross between a cartoon character and a real mouse, and keep anatomical parameters of it.
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