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Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Opened in 2009 Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov. Sculptor Alexey Blagovestov. All-Russia Institute of cinematography

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov
Like yesterday, three students of All-Russia Institute of cinematography came up to their alma mater, and stopped briefly on the steps … Monument to Andrei Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin and Gennady Shpalikov in Moscow. Three famous students of the institute, who have never been nor professors, nor the heads of the university, but managed to determine the artistic face of domestic and world cinematography of the second half of the twentieth century. The initiators of the monument became the teachers and students of the institute, and the sculptor was Alexey Blagovestov. This “VGIK trinity” depicted in a life-size, in the prime of their tragic maturity. Their fates are different but related. People of one generation, they went in different ways. In 1974 we lost Shukshin and Shpalikov. Tarkovsky died later. But here they are – three – in their beautiful life impulse.
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Art Nouveau house bas-reliefs of fantastic animals

Art Nouveau house bas-reliefs of fantastic animals. Moscow. Photo Janet1981

Amazing Art Nouveau house bas-reliefs of fantastic animals. Moscow. Photo Janet1981

Art Nouveau house bas-reliefs of fantastic animals is one of the most interesting in the facade decoration buildings in Moscow. The locals call located on Chistoprudny Boulevard, a former apartment house of the Church of the Holy Trinity very simply – house with animals. Performed in the style of the Art Nouveau building of the early 20th century gained its fame thanks to the unique terracotta bas-reliefs. The bas-reliefs of fantastic animals, birds and plants adorn the walls of the the third and fourth floors. They look fantastic – owls and ducks, griffins, dragons, lions, chimeras, unusual plants and flowers, and some unidentified creatures. Creating the bas-reliefs the artistic team “Murava” used sketches of artist Sergei Vashkov. Vashkov was a pupil of a famous Russian painter Vasnetsov and one of the recognized masters of Moscow Art Nouveau. Besides, he was a specialist in the field of religious art. Interestingly, after the construction of the house, Sergei Vashkov settled in it.
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Ob-Ugriс Gods and Spirits sculptural alley

God watching over people. Ob-Ugriс Gods and Spirits sculptural alley. 2010. Sculptor Volodya Sargsyan

God watching over people. Ob-Ugriс Gods and Spirits sculptural alley. 2010. Sculptor Volodya Sargsyan

Ob-Ugriс Gods and spirits sculptural alley represents mythology of the space division of the world. Located in Khanty-Mansiysk, the group of 7 monumental and decorative sculptures called “Gods and spirits” displays the rich mythology of the Ob-Ugric peoples. Each sculpture height – 3.8 m and width – 1.2 m resembles a tree that grows from the ground, as if symbolizing the universal tree that connects the past, present and future. The top resembles a crown of holy tree, which shows the different characters of the gods and spirits with their environment. Besides, ornaments, located on the pole, relate directly to the images of the composition, and contain ornaments, symbols and mysterious codes that make up the meaning and essence of each of the compositions.
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Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Made of metal Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region. Authors – teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Pavlovo – an ancient city, known for its artisans and craftsmen of blacksmiths. Traditional occupations of people, and their exotic hobbies reflected in unusual monuments, classified as modern attractions. And one of the most famous ancient local entertainments has been indoor citrus growing. It is difficult to say when exactly these exotic overseas fruits appeared in the village, but today Pavlovian indoor lemon is known far beyond the city. In the summer of 2005, during the celebration of the Day on the market square, took place a solemn ceremony of opening the monument to Pavlovo. The sculpture is made of metal, with elements of forging. The authors of the monument – a team of teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College.
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Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Bronze sculpture of Balzaminov from the film “Marriage of Balzaminov” (1964), Zelenogorsk (Leningrad region). Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument. Sculptor Yuri Kryakvin

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Once, there lived a man. Some called him a saint, others – a hermit and eccentric, or just a fool … Every morning to the door of his house on Arbat street flew a large flock of pigeons. And stray dogs, happily wagging their tails ran toward, and the homeless, with whom Moscow was rich in the 1990s. And all of them were waiting for a very modest and inconspicuous elderly man in a shabby jacket, cap, almost pulled down over his eyes … He did not like, when somebody recognized him! And for everyone he found not only a good word, but also a treat: he fed the birds with bread, dogs – with sausages and bones, and homeless – with bread, sausages, and a little money … This angel was famous Russian actor Georgy Vitsin.
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Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara. Sculptor Nikolai Kuklev

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara
September 11, 2014 – The bronze sculptural composition “Barge Haulers on the Volga” was inaugurated at the Samara embankment to 170-year anniversary of the artist Ilya Repin. The author of the composition became Samara artist Nikolai Kuklev. Sculpture is a visualization of the famous painting: a bronze frame, easel, which depicts boat haulers and, set against the natural landscape of the Volga. The painting has dimensions of 131.5 × 281 cm and is in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The sculpture – about 1.5 m, the pedestal height – about 1 m. In 2014 Russia and, in particular, Samara, celebrated 170 years since the birth of Russian painter Ilya Repin. The history of one of the most famous works of the artist “Barge Haulers on the Volga” related to his stay in the village of Samara and Shiryaevo (Samara region).
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Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Legendary Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Asgat Galimzyanovich Galimzyanov (2 March 1936 – January 3, 2016) – the famous Soviet, Russian and Tatarstan philanthropist. Working as a carter at the Kazan collective farm market, he raised cattle in his shed and for earned money bought more than 80 buses and cars for orphanages of the Soviet Union and Russia. He became the prototype of the monument to the philanthropist in the center of Kazan.
Asgat Galimzyanov began his charitable activities with the help of the children’s home № 1 in Kazan. He brought there an entire cart of apples, pears and oranges. By the way, not all families could afford fruit at that time. Later he also bought fruit and warm clothes for kids. In addition, he donated a car Niva, and PAZ automobile. Besides, he spent much time with children, giving them a ride in a cart.
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