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Vladimir Lenin monument-mausoleum in Chelyabinsk

Vladimir Lenin monument-mausoleum in Chelyabinsk

Construction of 1925. Vladimir Lenin monument-mausoleum in Chelyabinsk

Vladimir Lenin monument-mausoleum in Chelyabinsk
Located on the Aloe pole (Scarlet field) in the city of Chelyabinsk mausoleum appeared on July 15, 1925. However, the authorities laid the first stone on the day of the funeral of Vladimir Ilyich, exactly the minute when in Moscow Lenin’s body was lowered into the crypt, on January 27, 1924, at 18:55.
In fact, it resembles the mausoleums of the East – a two-story granite monument with two side staircases leading from the central entrance to the second floor. The monument of gray granite, combines a torn stone with a hewn stone, processed to a small buchard (platbands, locks, and framing arches). On the balcony of the second floor, between the two columns there is a niche with the bronze bust of VI Lenin. On the sides of the monument – obelisks.
Noteworthy, the outstanding Soviet sculptor Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina herself lead the process. Meanwhile the author of the project is Nikolai Mikhailovich Chekasin, a simple librarian of the Chelyabinsk Bibliocollector, whose project won in a contest.
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Empire style sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

'Piety and Justice' sculptural group on the buildings of the Senate and the Synod - Senate Square, St. Petersburg, Russia. Work by sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky (co-authors Stepan Pimenov, Nikolai Tokarev and Pavel Sokolov)

‘Piety and Justice’ sculptural group on the buildings of the Senate and the Synod – Senate Square, St. Petersburg, Russia. Work by sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky (1779 – July 16, 1846). Co-authors Stepan Pimenov, Nikolai Tokarev and Pavel Sokolov

Empire style sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

Some of the most spectacular buildings of the architect Carlo Rossi are the buildings of the Senate and the Synod. The ensemble consists of two buildings connected by a majestic arch decorated with the picturesque sculptural group “Piety and Justice”. In fact, it symbolizes the unity of the church and the state, giving the buildings even more splendor and elegance. Vasily Demut Malinovsky, in co-authorship with Stepan Pimenov, Nikolai Tokarev and Pavel Sokolov, created monuments reminding unfaithful about the punishing sword of justice.
Works by Russian sculptor of the Empire style Vasily Ivanovich Demuth-Malinovsky (1779 – July 16, 1846) decorate St. Petersburg buildings and squares. In particular, the Kazan Cathedral, the arch of the General Staff, the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Mining Institute, the Narva Triumphal Gates, and the building of the Imperial Public Library. Besides, his works include the marble bust of Emperor Alexander I, preserved in National Library and the monument to Vladimir the Great in Kiev.
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Mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

One of the mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

One of the mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

Mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

Plausible bulls materialized in St. Petersburg by the famous sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky. Two colossal bronze figures appeared in 1827 at the main entrance of the Skotoprigony yard at the corner of the Obvodny Canal and the Tsarskoye Selo road. Animals towered above the passers-by, standing on massive granite pedestals. Of course, their realism impressed all Petersburgers.
Meanwhile, legend has it that one night to the architect came an extraordinarily realistic vision – they say, the bulls he created came to came to him to bow. The dream struck Demuth-Malinovsky. He said that the vision was bright and full, but could not understand what all this unusual visit in a dream meant. The sculptor shared his story with his relatives, but they could not interpret the meaning either.
After forgetting about the dream in 1846, Vasily Ivanovich died. Buried in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, along with other famous architects. However, the further events took place almost a century later.
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Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Molebka village, Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone
Located on the border of Permsky Krai and Sverdlovsk region, the village of Molebka became famous as an “alien cosmodrome”. Beyond the river is an anomalous zone with a cosmodrome and wonders. For those attracted to paranormal phenomena, Molebka is just the Mecca. Meanwhile, the place has many names: “Molebka’s Anomalous Zone”, “Perm Triangle”, “Molebsky Triangle”, “M-triangle triangle”, and simply “Zone M”. In fact, the village of Molebka became widely known in Russia and the world as a place of anomalous phenomena in the late 1980s.
The discoverer of the anomalous zone is geologist Emil Bachurin. In 1983, during the winter hunt, he saw a luminous sphere above the forest, and when he came to the place, he noticed in the snowdrifts perfect round spots, diameter of 63 m. He suggested that this is a track of an alien ship, because the locals often see UFOs, flashes similar to lightning here. In short, for the locals it is no more a sensation to see flying and moving in space objects. And this, of course, attracts tourists, their flow does not stop.
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Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

Newton by Salvador Dali. Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

One of the most famous sculptures, “Newton” by Salvador Dali decorates the area near United Overseas Bank. Actually, it belongs to the same bank. The sculpture installed in 1985, depicts a notorious apple, which contributed to the discovery of the law of universal gravitation. However, it is not falling down from a tree, but a ball falling from the right hand of the scientist. Through the open chest we see the heart of Newton, which symbolizes his spiritual openness and generosity, and the open skull symbolizes his open-mindedness and wide horizons. These are qualities, according to Dali, without which it is impossible to achieve success and recognition.
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Korean Comfort women touching monument

Korean Comfort women touching monument

Touching monument depicting a barefoot girl with a bird on her shoulder. In memory of Koreans forced to serve Japanese soldiers. Korean Comfort women touching monument

Korean Comfort women touching monument
In 2011, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, appeared a truly touching monument depicting a sitting young barefoot girl with a bird on her shoulder. In fact, the monument depicts so-called “comfort women” forced to work in brothels of the Japanese army during World War II. According to historical documents, during the war, about 200,000 women, mainly from Korea, as well as China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, became sexual slaves of Japanese soldiers. And of course, the monument erected directly opposite the general consulate of Japan, became an object of irritation for the Japanese side.
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Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Capricorn, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park

In Moscow, next to Sviblovo metro, there is an unusual square – “Signs of the Zodiac”. Here there are amusing figurines-symbols for each sign, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Figures turned out not just funny, but somewhere even slightly hooligan. The Sagittarius boy, for example, is aiming at the lantern in the middle of the day in front of everyone. Fish from large mugs drink beer. Instead of a banal goat (Capricorn) with a fish tail – a “cool” creature with horns, posing near its fancy motorcycle. Virgo is a funny schoolgirl in a shapeless sarafan and with a ball in the hand.
Meanwhile, this ball and some parts of other shapes carry a functional load. Inside the metal “lace”, woven from nuts and gears, placed street lights. Indeed, lighting in the park with a dark time of the day in the square is bizarre and fabulous.
According to the sculptor, he made all 12 figures of scrap metal – wheels, gears, bolts, and nuts. However, it is these little things that add charm and piquancy to the work. With the help of welding, various details turn into really cute characters, attracting lots of visitors.
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