Monuments reveal

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Uastyrdzhi unique rock monument in North Ossetia

Uastyrdzhi unique rock monument in North Ossetia

Uastyrdzhi unique rock monument in North Ossetia

Uastyrdzhi unique rock monument that pops out of the rock, located in Vladikavkaz of North Ossetia. Ossetian Military Road lies in a wide valley among the mountains of wooded ridge. From one side – the rapid noisy cold water of mountain River Ardon, and on the other side overhanging cliffs, bordered by vegetation and going into the sky. The road turns slightly following the bends of the river and suddenly, at the next turn the traveler meets a huge statue of St. George, which pops up out of the rock. It’s author – sculptor Nikolay Khodov. Striking in its grandeur sculpture hangs over the travelers. Even one of his horse’s hoof is 120 cm, head of 6 meters, and the palm of George can fit a man. The locals call the monument to George Nykhas Wasgergi – the hero, the winner, and the patron of the valiant warriors. During the Christianization of Alanya his name became associated with the same Christian saint – St. George. In North Ossetia where most of the population preaches orthodoxy, this association has taken root.
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Teacher monuments throughout Russia

Teacher monuments throughout Russia. The first teacher surrounded by children. Irkutsk

Irkutsk. “The first teacher surrounded by children”. The author of the monument – Ilya Stavsky. Opened October 5, 2016. Teacher monuments throughout Russia

Teacher monuments throughout Russia

During our life, every person can meet a lot of people, but only few of them remain in our memory forever. And among these few people are, of course, our teachers. In all our achievements, whether you are an ordinary person, or a well-known scientist or a politician, first of all, there is a merit of teachers. Indeed, teachers invest their excessive work into each of us. Due to the importance of this noble profession, in addition to the professional holiday Teacher’s Day (5 October), appear monuments devoted to it. As a rule, it is a collective image of a Teacher, and, in particular, the first teacher.
Thus, the latest monument to the first teacher appeared October 5, 2016 in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. The new sculpture was installed in the regional center, on the embankment opposite the Pedagogical Institute. The author of the monument – Ilya Stavsky. His sketch “The first teacher surrounded by children” became the winner of the city contest, in which participated 8 creative collectives. The bronze sculpture height of 3 m and weighing about 2 tons was cast at the factory of Moscow region.
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Mythical Malachite Maid bronze sculpture

Mythical Malachite Maid bronze sculpture

Yekaterinburg, Russia. Mythical Malachite Maid bronze sculpture. 2010

Mythical Malachite Maid bronze sculpture – a monument to Mistress of Copper Mountain, a character of a well known Ural and Russian storyteller Pavel Bazhov. The sculpture features an extremely beautiful young woman with green eyes, and next to her – two bears, a deer and a lizard at her feet. The heroine of “The Malachite Box” of “Ural Mountains folktales” by writer Pavel Bazhov – mythical mistress of the Ural Mountains, the keeper of the precious rocks and stones. She appears in front of people like the goddess Venus, with a plait and ribbons of thin jingling copper, in a gown of “Silk malachite.” But, sometimes people see her in the form of a … lizard in the crown.
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Mistress of Copper Mountain Topiary sculpture

Mistress of Copper Mountain Topiary sculpture

Malachite Maid, or Mistress of Copper Mountain Topiary sculpture. Beryozovsky, Sverdlovsk region, Russia. 24 June 2016. Author Natalia Tatarinova

Mistress of Copper Mountain Topiary sculpture

Workers of Beryozovsky gold mine have long been famous for thirst of creativity and thirst for beauty. Thanks to their enthusiasm, next the plant, in the evening on 24 June 2016 appeared six-meter sculpture of the Mistress of Copper Mountain. The author of the idea of ​​a new sculpture – a design engineer of Beryozovsky mine Natalia Tatarinova. She said: “Mistress of Copper Mountain is the only character associated with the production of metal, and precious stones. In our Russian culture, which unites the whole country, there is nothing more significant, – says Natalia Tatarinova. – In addition, Beryozovsky – the first city, where they opened a gold mine. People should know their history. And most children know the fairy tale “Mistress of Copper Mountain”, it is an interesting sculpture”.
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Pavel Bazhov mountain sculptural park

Pavel Bazhov mountain sculptural park

Mistress of Copper Mountain. Pavel Bazhov mountain sculptural park

Pavel Bazhov mountain sculptural park

In the Russian hinterland, in the southern Urals, in the mountainous area is the small town of Zlatoust. About it, perhaps many did not even hear. First of all, it is known for its craftsmen. There are a lot of places worthy of attention. There are places that have their roots far in the history of Russia, such as arms factory. Almost in the center of the city, in the Red Hill area in early June 2015 appeared a park, dedicated to the work of well-known Ural writer Pavel Bazhov. Bazhov Mountain Park is filled with images of fairy tale characters of Pavel Bazhov. Here you can see a sculpture of Silver Hoof, Mistress of Copper Mountain, Ognevushka-poskakushka, master Danila, and many more. The park houses the museum complex, including specialized rooms with collections of minerals, as well as exposure of weapons, acquainting visitors with traditional crafts of Zlatoust. In the park work a souvenir shop, cafe, children’s trampoline, and fenced football pitch.
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Lena River monument Eastern Siberia

Lena River monument Eastern Siberia

“Beauty Lena”. Lena River monument Eastern Siberia. Olekminsk, Yakutia. Sculptor Nikolai Chochchasov

The Lena River monument Eastern Siberia

“Beauty Lena” – the name of this three-meter monument, set on the banks of the beautiful river in Yakutia. The Lena is the 11th longest river in the world and the 3rd largest river in Asia. The author of the first and only monument to the largest in Eastern Siberia waterway has become Nikolai Chochchasov (according to some sources, the author of the sculpture – Honored Artist of Russia, Yakut art school teacher Semyon Prokopyev, who worked with his students). But the social page of the talented Yakut artist Nikolai Chochchasov clearly leaves no doubts in the authorship – it is Nikolai Chochchasov. Around the monument image were disputes. The fact that in the Yakut folklore river-nurse for centuries considered a grandmother. However, residents of the Olekminsk city, where the monument was to be installed, decided that for them the Lena River – a girl in the prime of her beauty. And now snow-white beauty with curly, like waves hair meets the tourists at the city’s waterfront. The monument to the 380th anniversary of the city opened a few days ago, and it has become a major attraction and the main object for selfie. The three-meter Lena created from special white durable concrete, able to withstand the harsh climate and temperatures from -60 to +60.
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Bronze Mermaid prototype Ellen Price

Bronze Mermaid prototype ballerina Ellen Price

Bronze Mermaid prototype Ellen Price

Bronze Mermaid prototype Ellen Price. The Little Mermaid is one of the most popular and well-known Danish attraction in the world. Every year, about a million people visit it. Sailors from around the world bring flowers to it. The monument of Little Mermaid reveals the story, which happened a hundred of years ago. 103 years ago, August 23, Copenhagen hosted the opening of the monument, which would later become the symbol of the Danish capital – “The Little Mermaid.” In the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen in 1909 in Copenhagen’s Royal Theatre took place the premiere of the ballet with Ellen Price in the title role. Ballerina impressed the son of the founder of the brewery «Carlsberg» so much, that he asked the sculptor E. Erickson to portray her in the image of the Little Mermaid. However, Ellen refused to pose. Whose characteristics are embodied in the famous sculpture?
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