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Silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

Winter landscape of Tarusa. Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva. Sculptor Boris Messerer

Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

“I do not accept eternity!
Why did you bury me?
I don’t like to be underground
Taken from my beloved land! “

And on her beloved land, in Russia, constantly appear monuments, sculptures and plaques perpetuating the memory of the poetess. And one of the most famous, perhaps, is the monument on the shore of the river Oka in Tarusa. Here Marina Tsvetaeva – the prodigal daughter, barefoot, and bent, as if always guilty, stands with her back to the river. Nevertheless, monuments to Tsvetaeva do not decorate every park and every public garden, or a street of every city. And this is right.
“Glory! – I did not want you:
And I couldn’t cope with you.”

M. Tsvetaeva.
Even during her lifetime, she was not controllable by anyone or anything. August 31, 1941 Tsvetaeva committed suicide. The poetess was buried in the city of Elabuga, the Peter and Paul Cemetery.
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Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

In Ulyanovsk (former Simbirsk) in the homeland of Ivan Goncharov, author of the novel “Oblomov” appeared monument to the sofa of the famous character of the novel Ilya Ilyich Oblomov. Opened in 2005 monument decorates the park near the street bearing the name of the writer. The author of the idea – a local historian Sergei Petrov. According to his vision of the sofa, it is a “philosophical” monument. The monument is made of advanced composite materials, so it is quite possible to sit on the sofa and speculate on philosophical topics. The local art museum prompted the image of the sofa, which resembles a coach of the first quarter of the 19th century, the era when Ivan Goncharov was born. The inscription on the philosophical couch reads: “Here I understand the poetry of laziness and will be faithful to it until death, if only need doesn’t force me to take up the crowbar and shovel. Ivan Goncharov. Simbirsk. 1849….” In addition, next to the bed are metal slippers. And on the couch – a plate “Mebelgrad” …
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Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

The unique monument to the unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit was established in 2005. Simbirtsit – a kind of marble onyx. The name was given in honor of the city of Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk). The first mention of Simbirsk calcite refers to 1765. Currently, the Ulyanovsk region is the only place in the world where there is this stone field. Its color is unique – it combines a range of colors from yellow to dark brown, and complete the picture blotches of pearl and shiny streaks. Products from simbirtsit, also known as the Volga amber, are symbols of prosperity, family well-being and happiness. In addition, the stone has the ability to restore peace of mind and balance.
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Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Work by Soviet Sculptor Grigory Postnikov (14 October 1914 – 1978). Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

The Sculpture “Towards the Stars” has been installed at the main entrance to the Catherine Park (then park of Central House of the Russian Army) in 1958, a year after the launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth and the three years prior to the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. Like Prometheus carrying fire to mankind, the sculpture depicts a young, half-naked and powerful titan in a loincloth. Like a flare into the sky, he launches a missile that rushes into the infinite blue sky toward new discoveries and adventures.
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Fishermen monuments reveal stories

Fishermen monuments reveal stories

Fishermen monument in Petrozavodsk. Sculptor Rafael Consuegra. Fishermen monuments reveal stories

Fishermen monuments reveal stories

Monument “Fishermen” – the original sculpture, installed in 1991 on the shore of the Petrozavodsk bay of Lake Onega, Petrozavodsk. Author of the composition – sculptor Rafael Consuegra from the twin city of Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Rafael Consuegra was directly involved in the installation and welding of structures that have been made on the Petrozavodsk machine plant. According to the author, the composition of two fishermen with the net should become a symbol of the joint Russian-American creative labor. It should be noted, it was the difficult year of the collapse of the USSR. At first, residents of Petrozavodsk reacted skeptically to the present, as the fishermen seemed weird and even suspicious to them. In addition, made of metal rods fishermen, and especially the net in their hands looked like a spy antenna …
Fortunately, time has shown the sincerity of intentions of the authors of the monument, and “fishermen” have become one of the most visited sights of the city.
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Singing Bremen town musicians monument

Singing Bremen town musicians monument

Singing Bremen town musicians monument in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Singing Bremen town musicians monument

A fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about the Bremen Town Musicians is widely popular all over the world. Children love stories of the troubadour, a dog, a cat, a rooster and a donkey who travel with music and acrobatic performances in the cities of Germany.
Since 2007, the singing sculptural composition “The Bremen Town Musicians” decorates the area next to the Palace of Culture of May 1st in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Its author – a famous local sculptor A. Tkachuk. Cast in bronze, it depicts the characters of the famous Soviet cartoon of 1969 “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Besides, this is the first singing sculpture in the Siberian city, as three times a day a rooster crows triumphally about the presence of the cheerful Bremen Musicians here. And, to the joy of all the residents and guests of the city sounds verse of the famous song of the same cartoon, “We have arrived here for an hour …”.
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Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk. Originally, the monument by famous sculptor Oleg Kislitsky decorated the building of the House of Unions. As you can see, the subject of the composition is simple. A fat man in a vast “family” shorts, with his last strength holding on to the balcony of his beloved. The funny sculpture literally embodied the numerous anecdotes about suddenly returned from a trip husband and lover. The “frivolous” sculpture for a long time could not find a permanent “residence” and “wandered” from one building to another, delighting residents. Now the monument decorates the facade of the Tomsk regional museum of history.
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