Three Moscow monuments to beavers
Monuments to beavers. Monument to the Beaver in Bibirevo
According to one version, the name of the Moscow district “Bibirevo” comes from the beavers. It’s hard to say whether it’s true or not, but earlier they were indeed abundant in local rivers, and now the symbol of the district, the golden beaver, flaunts on the coat of arms of Bibirevo.
More recently, in the local “Park of Light”, which is very close to the Bibirevo metro station, a sculpture “Family of Beavers” appeared.
Judging by the already rubbed nose, the monument quickly fell in love with the people.
The beavers are really cute. This is probably one of the most sincere modern Moscow sculptures. Its authors were Mikael and Vahe Sogoyan.
Monument to the beaver in the park near the Yauza
The second beaver “lives” relatively close to here – in the park that stretches along the Yauza, between the metro stations “Medvedkovo” and “Babushkinskaya”. It is located closest to the house 7 on Suhonskaya street and is on Yandex maps.
Also a very attractive sculpture, immediately catches the eye. I want to stop and admire, consider in more detail.
By the way, I readily believe that beavers can still be found in the Yauza and the territories adjacent to it in these places.
And finally the third beaver!
Previously, in Sokolniki, on Gastello Street, there was “Bobruisk Yard”.
And all because the Moscow district of Sokolniki in 2006 became twinned with the Belarusian city of Bobruisk. In 2007, in the year of the 620th anniversary of Bobruisk, the “Sokolniki Yard” was opened there. In response, Bobruisk gave Moscow a small corner of its city, located in the courtyard of houses 6 and 8 on Gastello Street.
A beaver, the symbol of Bobruisk, was sitting on a bench in the courtyard, and the name and year of the founding of the Belarusian city were engraved above the entrance to the courtyard.
It was made of wood and painted like metal.
However, about 8 years ago, the incredible happened – the beaver from Sokolniki disappeared! Accidentally being there then, I immortalized in the frames an empty shop and a trace, apparently left by a beaver while it was being dragged from the yard.
Perhaps the beaver desperately resisted the kidnappers (if it was an abduction, then in broad daylight! Local residents then said that in the morning he was still in place). He gnawed tiles with his teeth, shouted … but no one heard him.
Apparently no one was going to look for a beaver or install a new one, so after some time all other attributes and reminders of the “Bobruisk Yard” disappeared. Alas, now there is nothing in its place, it is not marked on Yandex maps either.