Eastern Europe Monuments Park in Manchuria
Eastern Europe Monuments Park in Manchuria, that is in the northern China, on the border between China and Russia. Despite its name, the park exhibits copies of exclusively Russian monuments and sculptures. Among them are copy of the famous monument by Vera Mukhina “Worker and Collective Farm woman”, Bronze Horseman (copy of the monument to Peter The Great in St. Petersburg), copy of the Volgograd monument “Motherland Calls”, the monuments of famous Russian poets and writers such as Pushkin, Turgenev, and others. In the evening the sculptures are illuminated, the classical music and music of Soviet authors is played, that adds a special effect to the sculptural park in Chinese Manchuria.
Manchuria – a small border town, which became the center of Russian-Chinese trade. It is a surprising mixture of Europe and Asia, with strict building in western style, decorated with colorful Chinese lanterns.
Just two decades ago, in the nineties, Manchuria was still small (by Chinese standards, of course), a poor village – but on the turn of the century it suddenly changed and turned into a modern city that attracts many shoppers living in Siberia.