Do you like Soviet comedies by Leonid Gaidai? In the city of Krasnodar, located on the banks of the Kuban River, there is a wonderful sculptural composition that immortalized the heroes of the legendary comedy by Leonid Gaidai – the short film “Obsession”. The sculptural composition Students was installed at the end of May 2012 at the initiative of the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory – Alexander Tkachev in the very center of Krasnodar, in the park on the street. Krasnaya, 135. This place was not chosen by chance – opposite the Kuban Technological University.
This is one of the short stories of the “Operation Y and Other Adventures of Shurik” trilogy. According to the plot of the film, student Shurik has no lecture notes, and there are several hours left before the exam, and suddenly on the tram he finds the coveted open outline in the hands of an excellent student Lidochka and follows her on her heels.
The sculptural composition “Students” is made of bronze (total weight 300 kg) by sculptures by Valery Pchelin and Alan Kornaev.
The height of the sculpture is 185 cm. Shurik and Lidochka are standing on a closed sidewalk hatch. This is the only difference from the shot in the film. The sculptural composition has no pedestal. This is done on purpose so that you can take pictures with your favorite movie characters.
Lidochka is holding a notebook in her hands, and Shurik is looking at the synopsis over her shoulder. The outline pages of the sculpture notebook were left blank. Local residents periodically attach something to them to read. Krasnodar students have developed a tradition – to attach their notebook to a bronze notebook, to guess a successful exam and be sure to hold Lida’s elbow. Her elbow has become as shiny and polished as the nose of the famous dog in the Moscow metro at the Ploshchad Revolyutsii station.
An interesting fact is that by Student’s Day (January 25) in 2013, an image of the sculptural composition of Shurik and Lidochka was printed on postal envelopes.
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