In October 2006, in Mogilev, between houses 59 and 61 along Leninskaya Street, the Moscow Courtyard was opened. At the same time, the Mogilev Courtyard was opened in Moscow. This was done to develop relations between sister cities.
In 2007, they decided to continue the tradition and opened the Tula courtyard in Mogilev and, accordingly, the Mogilev square in Tula – in another sister city of Mogilev. The Tula courtyard is located near the house 45 on the same Leninskaya street. It was designed by Tula architects and built jointly by Tula and Mogilev specialists.
The center of the courtyard is a huge samovar as one of the symbols of Tula. Most likely, the choice before the authors was this: either a samovar or a gingerbread – I don’t think it would be appropriate to place any of the weapons here. The samovar is perhaps the most successful – the kids are happy to mess around next to it and climb on a cup and saucer.
Samovar in Mogilev. Some facts
In 2019, the samovar was plain copper. But judging by the photos on the Internet, it was once painted. It is only unclear: either it was painted from the very beginning, and then the paint peeled off and they decided not to restore it, or at first it was copper, and then it was painted.