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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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Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch - Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

The idea to establish a jeweler monument belongs to a resident of Penza Maxim Lomonosov. He wanted to dedicate it to his grandfather Vladimir Lomonosov, former well-known jeweler in Penza. And a local sculptor Herman Feoktistov liked this idea, and first cast it in the form of bronze miniature. The sketch was approved. So, with an initiative of a street beautification acted management of architecture and urban planning. Besides, the administration of the city of Penza supported it. As a result, the monument cast life-size in bronze (cast in Smolensk), and on the expense of the funds donated by Maxim Lomonosov appeared. On the monument also worked another sculptor from Penza, Valery Kuznetsov.
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Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument in Russia

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument. Bronze. Sculptor Andrey Kovalchulk. Opened in April 2012. Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument. Bronze. Sculptor Andrey Kovalchuk. Opened in April 2012. Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia (Photo tripadvisor.ru)

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument in Russia
The bronze monument to most famous Newlyweds of the 20th century Grace Kelly and Rainier III appeared in April 2012 in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari El Republic of Russia. It is next to the registry office building, on the waterfront of Bruges. The monument is a symbol of marital love and fidelity. The basis of the composition became the “wedding of the century” of the beautiful actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Material – bronze, author – Andrey Kovalchuk.
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