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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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Slavic deities wooden sculpture in Togliatti

Slavic deities wooden sculpture in Togliatti

Looking at you wooden idol. Slavic deities wooden sculpture in Togliatti. Work by 70-old pensioner Evgeny. Russia

Slavic deities wooden sculpture in Togliatti

In the depths of the forest, behind the sanatorium “Prilesye”, that is in Togliatti there is a pagan temple. It is here the amazing sculptures of Slavic idols decorate the forest. Their author – Evgeny, a 70-year-old woodcarver. According to the reviews of those who met and talked with him, Evgeny is friendly and quite cheerful. He works at the behest of the soul, as the Master should. He is constantly in the open air, and lives in a tent in this forest. Unfortunately, vandals spoil and even burn his sculptures from time to time. “They destroy and burn, and I’m building again,” he said with a smile.
The scale of his work, of course, is impressive. This is a titanic, uninterrupted work. Many dozens of pine trunks processed over the years can impress anyone. In search of deadly trees Evgeny passes many kilometers away from his tent. To deliver the trunk to the right place, he sometimes has to spend up to 4-6 hours a day. Chisel, ax, chainsaw – these are the main tools for the master. Meanwhile, in addition to carving wood, he also engages in healing. People who wish to get rid of infertility, from male impotence, and from other ailments visit him.
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Repository of the soul – Egyptian Ancient Realistic Sculpture

Repository of the soul - Egyptian Ancient Realistic Sculpture. Fragment of wooden statue of Prince Kaaper, or 'village head'

Fragment of wooden statue of Prince Kaaper, or ‘village head’. Repository of the soul – Egyptian Ancient Realistic Sculpture

Repository of the soul – Egyptian Ancient Realistic Sculpture
… When archaeologists took a wooden sculpture out of the dungeon, the peasants crowded near the excavations gasped: “This is our village head!”
Before them was an elderly man with a staff in his hand. Full of dignity, he looked calmly and indifferently over the people around him. Scientists Egyptologists and called this statue – “Rural elder”. However, in fact, exact face of Prince Kaapert, who lived … four and a half thousand years ago!
The darkness of the dungeon hid from the human eyes paired statues of Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret for almost five millennia. During this time, civilizations and states disappeared and emerged, humanity entered the age of space flights, even the recent achievements of science and technology became obsolete, and works of art created in immemorial times are still full of life and immense power of influence.
The more you look at them, the more they fascinate. It seems that these are living people who are thinking about something. The genius of the sculptor vividly captures the beauty and femininity of Nofret, the manly and tragic image of Rakhotep.
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