Monuments reveal

Story behind monument

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers. Sculptors Yuri Krylov and Alexandr Kokoteyev. Photo by Veronika Zubareva

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

The unusual bronze sculptural composition Passengers appeared right in front of the Museum of Railway Station in the city of Yekaterinburg. It is a building of the old station, that was in use until 2003. Later, it was reconstructed into a museum of railway history of the Urals. Bronze group of passengers is set right at the entrance of the museum building. The passengers represent a family of father, mother and little child standing in the middle. It is evident that they are late for the train. Mom pulls a child, and the man carries all the baggage. Moreover, the funny detail – he looks at another character of the story – a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting. The entire sculpture is so realistic that they seem about to come to life and the family, under the leadership of mother, will go down the street.
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Buchenwald survivor Olympic champion Viktor Chukarin

Buchenwald survivor Olympic champion Viktor Chukarin

Monument of Buchenwald survivor Olympic champion Viktor Chukarin, gymnast, seven-time Olympic champion and one of the greatest athletes of the world

Buchenwald survivor Olympic champion Viktor Chukarin

The monument to Viktor Chukarin (9 November, 1921 – 25 August, 1984) reveals a unique story of Soviet gymnast. He rarely smiled, was very silent and never told about the past. But his past was worth, at least, writing a book, or making a film. The man, prisoner number 10491 of Buchenwald, passed through war, starvation, seventeen of Nazi concentration camps, “barge of death” survivor, and, despite of this, has become a seven-time Olympic champion and one of the greatest athletes of the world! Life of Viktor Ivanovich Chukarin – is not just an example of strength and spirit. His life can be a great lesson in courage, patience, and struggle. Nowadays, many young men complain of a hard life, talk about problems. And who knows, maybe the story of Chukarin can make them look at life differently.
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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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