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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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Stories behind weeping monuments

Stories behind weeping monuments

Stories behind weeping monuments

Stories behind weeping monuments
Today was in the cemetery, and there on the monument was cut a weeping angel .. Doctor Who
On August 29, 1953, a pregnant woman named Antonietta Januzo, who lived in Syracuse in Sicily, discovered that the plaster statuette of the Virgin with the baby was crying. The news of this miracle spread quickly and led to a surge of mass religious hysteria throughout the island.
Local church authorities, slightly hurt by the publicity that this story received, decided to personally verify her truth. In truth, they simply did not believe the woman’s words. However, when samples of the liquid from the Madonna’s eyes were analyzed, it turned out that they were similar to real human tears. The church immediately recognized the miracle and erected a raca, where pilgrims honor the statuette in our time.
Obvious miracles of this type are so numerous that anyone who would like to describe them could not even place all the facts in one volume. Since inanimate objects can not cry or bleed, it becomes clear that this phenomenon is a supernatural order. Maybe it just means that the Lord proves his existence.
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The tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence

The tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence

Movie character Ellochka from the film ’12 chairs’. Monument in Kharkov, Ukraine. The tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence

The tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence
Mankind has erected a mass of boring and simply uninteresting monuments. However, few of the actors have been honored with a monument. In fact, more recently, the acting profession, to put it mildly, was not at all prestigious. Indeed, not prestigious so much that there was a tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence. Why?
According to one version, this is due to the prohibition of the church to portray the lives of others. According to the Christian world view, every person has been given one life since birth. So, one needs only to live his own destiny, and not to depict other people. Besides, according to the church teaching, trying on the stage different images, the actor not only tries other people’s destinies, but also takes the sins of other people. Therefore, plays along with the antichrist, and thus, sinks to basest sins.
Despite the roles that the actor played in the performances, after his death (along with suicides and people who died from an alcohol overdose) they were buried only outside the cemetery. The church believes that the actors even during their lifetime voluntarily killed their souls.
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Operetta king Mikhail Vodyanoi grave monument

Operetta king Mikhail Vodyanoi grave monument

Mikhail Grigorievich Wasserman (December 23, 1924 – September 11, 1987). Operetta king Mikhail Vodyanoi grave monument

September 11, 1987, the heart of People’s Artist of the USSR Mikhail Vodyaniy, called the King of the Operetta, stopped beating. With the participation of his widow Margarita Demina, on the grave of the artist appeared an unusual monument. The work of sculptors Alexei Kopiev and Eugene Olenin depicts the most familiar roles, embodied by the King of the Operetta.
Born December 23, 1924 in Kharkov, Mikhail Grigorievich Wasserman was the second child in a wealthy Jewish family. When Mikhail Grigoryevich was 14, their family moved to Kislovodsk, where he graduated from school and played in amateur performances. Relatives said: “The family is not without a freak. The eldest graduated from two institutions, and the youngest – a clown … “. Meanwhile, he took much after his mother, Anna Lvovna, who beautifully sang and had the gift of reincarnation. By the way, the surname Wasserman in translation means “water man” – hence his pseudonym – Vodyanoi (“water man” in Russian).
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