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200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

The most striking findings are stone-carved horses with two, three, and sometimes four horsemen. 200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition
The Russian-Indian expedition found about 200 stone sculptures of horsemen and plates with images of people and animals. Also, stone pedestals and stone basins covered in stone. In particular, the expedition took place in the Pir-Panjal Mountains (Small Himalayas) at a height of two thousand meters. Noteworthy, the presumed age of stone statues is the 6th-7th centuries.
Meanwhile, he most striking findings include stone-carved horses with two, three, and sometimes four horsemen. Costumes of warriors, their weapons, equipment and harness amaze with an abundance of details. However, the faces of the riders are devoid of individuality, although in each of them is a certain generalized image of the warrior.
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Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Fairy-tale square in Krasnoyarsk with a sculptural composition depicting the main heroes of Russian folk tale. Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments
Russian folk tale “Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf” – loved by both children and adults. The main heroes of the fairy tale – Ivan Tsarevich – the youngest son of King Berendey, who went in search of the mysterious Firebird for King Berendey. And of course, the Gray Wolf – Ivan’s faithful friend and assistant in his quest to obtain the Firebird for the King. The most important thing is that the wolf protects him from all the dangers that meet him on his way.
Meanwhile, children get acquainted with this fairy tale by both – reading the book (in the version of AN Tolstoy), and watching cartoons. In addition, there are films based on this story. The heroes of this fairy tale, embodied in monuments and sculptural compositions, decorate the parks and streets of Russia and Ukraine.
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Story behind Marina Tsvetaeva monument

Monument opposite the house-museum of the poetess, the house from which she left for emigration. Tsvetaeva is sitting and looking thoughtfully at the Moscow street

Located opposite the house-museum of the poetess monument. The house from which she left for emigration. Tsvetaeva is sitting and looking thoughtfully at the Moscow street (sculptor N. Matveeva, architect S. Buritsky and A. Dubovsky). Installed in 2007 to the 115th anniversary of the birth of the poetess. Story behind Marina Tsvetaeva monument

Story behind Marina Tsvetaeva monument
125 years ago, on October 8, 1892, the poetess Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow. Russian poet, rightfully considered one of the most outstanding representatives of the Silver Age. Tsvetaeva wrote her first poems at the age of six, not only in Russian. Many of her creations put on music became popular romances. Meanwhile, her personal life influenced Marina Tsvetaeva’s poetry very much. Indeed, she wrote most of her best poems about love in moments of strong emotional experiences.
The first monument of M. Tsvetaeva (sculptor Yuri Soldatov) appeared in 1992 in Bashkortostan, near the town of Belibey, in the village of Usen-Ivanovo. In the summer of 1911, 18-year-old Marina spent two months here with Sergei Efron.
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Monuments to Russian actors and their roles

The idol of millions, Russian actor Nikolai Rybnikov as Sasha Savchenko (film ‘Spring on Zarechnaya Street’) in Zaporozhie, Ukraine. November 15, 2013. Sculptor Tigran Akobyan. Monuments to Russian actors and their roles

The idol of millions, Russian actor Nikolai Rybnikov as Sasha Savchenko (film ‘Spring on Zarechnaya Street’) in Zaporozhie, Ukraine. November 15, 2013. Sculptor Tigran Akobyan. Monuments to Russian actors and their roles

Monuments to Russian actors and their roles

November 15, 2013, on the Metallurgist avenue appeared a monument to the hero of the film “Spring on Zarechnaya Street” – steelmaker Sasha Savchenko. A smiling fellow in a jacket thrown on his shoulder sits on the edge of a bench. And anyone can sit next to him – take pictures, dream, remember youth … In addition, the lamp is with a surprise: if a passer-by sits down on the bench, a melody of the song “When spring comes – I do not know …” sounds from the loudspeaker stylized in the middle of the last century.
In fact, the filming of “Spring on Zarechnaya Street” took place in Zaporozhye – at a metallurgical plant. Since then, the song from the film has become an unofficial anthem of the city. The sculptural and decorative composition was created and installed on the initiative and for the funds of Zaporizhstal, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013. The author of the composition – artist and restorer Tigran Hakobyan.
Unfortunately, nationalist-minded extremists with shouts “Glory to Ukraine”, smashed a metal sculpture. The monument to the “steelmaker Sasha”, opened on November 15, 2013 lived only 1 year.
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Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments

Tyumen, Russia. Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments

Tyumen, Russia. Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments

Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments
His terrific circus entreprises made laugh to tears! Yuri Nikulin is a unique clown, an original actor, a comedian and a tragedian at the same time. All films with his participation are masterpieces of Russian cinema, no matter comedy or drama films. “The Caucasian Captive or Shurik’s New Adventures”, “Operation Y and Other Adventures of Shurik”, “The Diamond Arm”, “The Shoemakers”, “The Dog Babbros and the Unusual Cross”. And also “Scarecrow”, “When the trees were big”, “Twenty days without war”, and “The fate of a man”.
Like most of his contemporaries, he went through all the hardships of the Soviet-Finnish and Great Patriotic War. He suffered a wound, a concussion, but went through the whole war, till the end. Of course, he had the well-deserved medals “For Valor”, “For the Defense of Leningrad”, and “For Victory over Germany”.
Widely known about his passion for anecdotes, which he knew innumerable amounts and could tell for hours.
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Vladimir Putin monuments and sculptures

Vladimir Putin monuments and sculptures

Work by famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. 2004. Vladimir Putin monuments and sculptures

Vladimir Putin monuments and sculptures

Russian president Vladimir Putin is the image of a healthy person who, even at the age of 50, could easily scatter on the mats his adult rivals. Also, it’s a person who does not think that to put on a kimono and to explain something to the children is a waste of time. Unlike most politicians that appear only during the election. Undoubtedly, Putin is an image of a healthy person, both physically and psychologically. Meanwhile, after the creation of the sculpture, Zurab Tsereteli offered it to St. Petersburg, but they refused. So, the sculpture continues to stand in the gallery of the famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow.
By the way, journalist fanned up the attempt to present the monument to St. Petersburg to absurd. In particular, they wrote that it is planned to install a monument to Putin in St. Petersburg on the Duderhof heights, as the highest point of the city. And about the plans to rename the heights to the “Russian Olympus.” And the image of the president in the kimono will obviously have to designate the supreme god. Really funny, as there is no limit of human imagination. However, many immediately believed this gossip, although there is no factual confirmation, and could not be.
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Stories Behind Clown monuments

Street Clown monument in Vitebsk. Behind Clown monuments. Sculptor Ivan Kazak

Street Clown monument in Vitebsk. Sculptor Ivan Kazak. Behind Clown monuments

Behind Clown monuments
A stray musician monument, also known as the Street Clown, became a gift to Vitebsk from the Honored Artist of Russia, head of the incredibly strange circus Nikolai Chelnokov. The work created by Vitebsk sculptor Ivan Kazak.
In particular, the monument is a figure of a good-natured clown who plays the accordion, and a poodle dancing next to him. Meanwhile, since the appearance of the monument, it immediately acquired legends and beliefs. And one of the most popular of them is the following: if you touch the accordion, then you will have a good mood for the whole day. Also, to be lucky all day – you need to say hello to the poodle, touching its paw. Besides, if you rub the money, peeping out of the back pocket of a wandering musician – you will have a financial luck.
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