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Rooster monuments worldwide

Rooster monument appeared in Belgorod. Rooster monuments worldwide

Sculptor Anatoly Shishkov with his creation Rooster monument, Belgorod, Russia. While it is in the exhibition hall ‘Rodina’, but it is possible that soon it will decorate one of the city streets. Photo by Oleg Goncharenko. Rooster monuments worldwide

Rooster monuments worldwide

A beautiful Rooster monument appeared in Belgorod. While it is in the exhibition hall ‘Rodina’, but it is possible that soon it will decorate one of the city streets. The author of the monument – Belgorod sculptor Anatoly Shishkov. According to him, he has created a rooster to the coming Year of Rooster. “A cock symbolizes the power, wealth, prosperity and pride of our region and Russia, it should go ahead. I did such a brave fighter, active rooster. It is looking for a victim. Hen”, – said Shishkov. According to the author, he found the model for the future sculpture at the local market, while he was watching birds.
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Monument to fish Amur sleeper

Monument to fish Amur sleeper

12 June, 2010 in the city of Belogorsk of Amur region appeared Monument to fish Amur sleeper

Monument to fish Amur sleeper

At the entrance of Belogorsk Regional Museum is a monument to the usual Amur fish Rotan. The natural habitat of the fish – the Far East, it is unpretentious and demonstrates fantastic vitality and cheerfulness. The monument is made of metal and hoisted on a base of 2 to 1.3 meters. The height of the monument is 2.5 meters. Weight is about one and a half tons. Besides fish, the sculptor portrayed the network and waves. By the way, monuments in honor of fish are very rare.
In summer 2009 Belogorsk administration announced a competition for the best idea of the monument. Residents actively participated and sent to the contest more than a hundred proposals. The author of the best ideas became a graduate of the Gymnasium of Arts Irina Lesnikova, who proposed to perpetuate the Amur rotan. Opening of the monument took place on June 12, 2010 during the celebration of the 150 anniversary of the city.
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Alexander Griboyedov Woe from Wit monument

Alexander Griboyedov Woe from Wit monument

Details of Alexander Griboyedov Woe from Wit monument

Alexander Griboyedov Woe from Wit monument

There is a book that many people did not read, but know it, and almost all without even knowing it. Because phrases from the book have become winged, and even went to a number of proverbs and sayings. For example, “Happiness takes no account of time”, or “Of all worst troubles, let lordly anger and lordly love avoid us”. All this is about the comedy in verse “Woe from Wit” by Alexander Griboyedov, the great Russian writer. No wonder, after hearing it for the first time, Pushkin said, “Here, each line will go into a proverb.”
Great writer Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov is the author of “Woe from Wit”, and the monument has immortalized his comedy. Around the pedestal, due to heavy folds of a theater curtain, are a string of his characters: smug and pompous gentleman Famusov; goofy, zealous campaigner Skalozub; malicious gossip Hlestova; obsequious Molchalin, prudent and limited Sophia; and cunning maid Lisa … Away from this company aspires Chatsky. He is full of anger and despair. And Griboyedov, attentive, mocking, standing on a pedestal, tilting his head slightly, as if listens to the voices of their characters. And the memorial plate reads: ‘Monument erected in 1959. Authors – sculptor A.A. Manuilov, architect A.A. Zavarzin, cast V.V. Lukyanov’.
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Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok. Village Vladimirovka of Amur region, Russia

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok
The story happened in the village of Vladimirovka of Amur region, not far from Blagoveshchensk. Andreev family lived in it for 13 years. Water began to fill the house at 4am. They gathered in a hurry, taken just what came to hand. Waiting the flood out they went to stay with relatives in their city apartment. But they couldn’t take their dog with them. So, they left their dog in the village, with their neighbors, whose house was not affected by the flood. Every day they visited their dog to feed him, but on the third day he disappeared. So, they took the boat and and sailed to their flooded house to search for the dog.
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Sad abandoned dog Monuments

Sad abandoned dog Monuments. The inscription on the pedestal 'You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed'

Monument in Krasnoyarsk region. Waiting for its owner, dog Salty. The inscription on the pedestal ‘You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’. Sad abandoned dog Monuments

Sad abandoned dog Monuments
Sad abandoned dog Monuments continue to appear throughout Russia. And one of them – in Sosnovoborsk of Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia. The inscription on the pedestal ‘You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’ is a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, from his “The Little Prince”. The monument to stray dogs was established in July, on the new constructing Jubilee street outside Square of Lenin Komsomol. Sculptor recreated the image of the dog breed Irish Setter in full growth from concrete-polymer. The dog with sad eyes as if lay for a moment, expecting for the owner to come and take him home. According to local administration, it is very important that people did not make pets into homeless, because, as in any city, they have a problem of stray dogs. And now, the residents of Sosnovoborsk come up with the name for the dog, after a number of individual proposals on the city website: “There was such a good Soviet film “Dog Salty”. So, now the dog’s name is Salty.
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Do not cut the branch on which you sit Monument

'Do not cut the branch on which you sit, - recalls the eponymous monument in Yakutsk. English equivalent - Don't bite the hand that feeds you

‘Do not cut the branch on which you sit, – recalls the eponymous monument in Yakutsk. English equivalent – Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

Do not cut the branch on which you sit Monument

Installed in the northern Russian city monument, is in fact, the illustration of the popular wisdom “Do not cut the branch on which you sit”. And thus, one of the craziest ideas of sculptors embodied in the old Russian proverb. The monument decorates one of the main streets in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha. The monument is a graceful tree that stretched out its branches in different directions. On one of the knots – an unknown man with a sad face. With a hacksaw in his hands, despite the well-known ending, a bronze hero is diligently doing his job. Funny monument attracts many tourists and collectors of unusual places. To the monument literally flood the guests of the city, thanks to its strategic location. Almost everyone tries to climb up next to the frozen figure and capture an outstanding moment. Although the city administration does not approve such actions, to drive away all comers is not always possible. Anyway, the plate next to the monument reminds politely not to touch the work of art.
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Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

The unique sculptural composition “Time Machine” is in fact, a monument to the engine F-95SH for the Su-25. The monument decorates the Garden of Engine Builders in Ufa. The monument was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary director of the Ufa engine plant Mikhail Ferin (1907-1979). For the Ufa engine-builders Mikhail is a legendary man. The basis of the sculpture is a real engine P-95SH, placed on a pedestal in a metal frame, which is a huge cube. Besides, the glass doesn’t cover the engine, so the people visiting the monument can clearly see it from all sides. On the pedestal placed plates, explaining technical characteristics of the engine, and in two languages ​​- Russian and Bashkir.
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