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Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna

Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna

Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna, called Snowmaiden. Blagoveshchensk, Russia. Sculptor Valery Razgonyaev

Almost the entire adult population of Blagoveshchensk remember Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna. Sixteen years she sold ice lollies on one and the same place – in front of the Drama Theatre, under the three poplars that grow on Lenin Street to this day. Grandma has become a symbol of childhood for many citizens of Blagoveshchensk. She was almost fairy-tale hero, and even a legend. She worked from early morning till late night, until the last bus was leaving. And young people, returning from the park of culture used to talk to her, waiting for a bus. She said that sometimes in the summer, she had to spend the night, guarding her unsold boxes with ice cream. It seemed she would be forever. And so it happened. She has remained in the memory of citizens forever. According to sculptor Valery Razgonyaev, it is a monument to our childhood.
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Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery. December 24th, 2016. Work by sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Eighteen months have passed since the death of the famous Russian singer Zhanna Friske (Jeanne Friske). She died on June 15, 2015 at her home in Balashikha. Her younger sister Natalia said last fall that she, along with her parents were going to perpetuate the memory of Zhanna, erecting a monument in her honor. Then the younger Friske said she would like to see the monument of Zhanna in full growth in a beautiful long dress or a concert costume. Earlier it was reported that famous Russian painter, sculptor and designer Zurab Tsereteli could make the sculpture. However, the authors of the monument became sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov. According to them, the hardest thing they had to deal with – was a face. So, they focused on a photo .. Despite this, the monument received outrage from her fans.
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Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument in Moscow. Sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

May 28, 2014 Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin personally took part in the opening of the monument to Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov (March 13, 1913 – August 27, 2009). The monument was installed on Povarskaya Street in the square between the houses number 33 and number 35/28: next to the house where he lived a long time, and in front of the International Community of Writers’ Union, which he headed.
The sculpture was created by People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Rukavishnikov, author of Moscow monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Yuri. The members of the family of the writer: Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov and Yulia Subbotina attended the opening ceremony.
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Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev monument

Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev monument

Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev monument. The statue of Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev (23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) appeared in Moscow 11 December, 2016. Sculptor Andrey Kovalchuk

Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev monument

December 11th of 2016 in Moscow, on Kamergersky Lane, near the house 6/5, unveiled a monument to the remarkable composer Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. The opening was timed to the 125th anniversary of the composer’s birth, April 23, 1891. The author of the monument to the famous composer – a People’s Artist of Russia Andrey Kovalchuk. According to him, the photos of the composer became the base for the idea. It is the plastic image of walking, strolling here Prokofiev. And this movement has a deeper meaning. The sculptor added, – “the composer’s whole life was in movement. Easy and rapid classic, but, at the same time, a daring innovator, Prokofiev never repeated in his work. And he wrote operas more than any composer of the XX century. Among them – the “Player”, “War and peace”, the ballet “Romeo and Juliet”, and many more. Called a musical futurist, he was ahead of time. Thus, knowing his genius, he once said: “My music is above the immediate historical events”.
Actually, it was the final chord of the year of Prokofiev – 2016. And next, 2017 declared the Year of Stravinsky. We look forward to a monument, of course.
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Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky Monument

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky Monument

The statue surrounded by two enamels with abstractions of his work. Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky Monument. Sculptor Zurab Tsereteli

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky Monument

Wassily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866 – December 13, 1944) – Russian graphic artist and painter, and one of the founders of abstract art. In addition, Wassily Kandinsky is the creator of watercolors – chaotic placement of lines and spots that do not represent and do not depict anything. Thus, the artist is fully committed to objectivity, he thought that it interfered with his paintings. At this moment in art began to develop a new direction – abstract. Abstract art continues to exist today, although it has little resemblance to the one that created Kandinsky.
How sadly, in Russia there are no monuments dedicated to the renowned artist Wassily Kandinsky (neither to Chagall and Malevich). Sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli, therefore, is the only monument to the world famous founder of abstract art. However, there is a memorial plaque on the house in Moscow, where Kandinsky lived. And only thanks to the talented sculptor Zurab Tsereteli monuments to Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich appeared.
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World Famous Song Katyusha Monument

World Famous Song Katyusha Monument

Installed in 2013 World Famous Song Katyusha Monument. 2013. Sculptor Ivan Kulakov

World Famous Song Katyusha Monument
Actually, the monument embodies women of the Soviet Union longing for their absent beloved, who has gone away on military service during the war. Pretty Russian girl from popular wartime song “Katyusha” appeared in Vladivostok thanks to a local historian Nelly Miz. She shared the idea on the Web and the local intelligentsia strongly supported her. St. Petersburg based artist Konstantin Novikov created a sketch, and Kemerovo based sculptor Ivan Kulakov made the monument.
In fact, the prototype of this monument, as well as the girl from the song was Katya Alexeeva (nee Filippova), a border guard’s wife. Matvey Blanter and Mikhail Isakovsky have created a great song after meeting with her. By the way, Katyusha is the Russian equivalent of Kate, or Catherine.
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Frog-traveler smallest monument in the world

Frog-traveler smallest monument in the world

Frog-traveler smallest monument in the world. 2013. Tomsk. Sculptor Oleg Kislitsky

Frog-traveler smallest monument in the world
On Friday, September 27, 2013 in Tomsk appeared the world’s smallest monument – a monument to frog traveler. The bronze amphibious monument height of only 44 mm installed near the “Tomsk” hotel (Kirov, 65). The author of mini-sculpture – Oleg Kislitsky known to Tomsk citizens for his monument to slippers. According to him, he decided to create Frog-traveler monument to note merits of Tomsk travelers. The composition consists of topped with tiles land, and in the center is the stone on which sits pensively gazing at the sky frog. The Monument accompanies inscription: “Monument to the frog-traveler, the smallest monument in the world.”
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