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Bread Monument Appears in Smolensk Region
14.08.2012 12:30
Bread Monument Appears in Smolensk Region
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A monument titled Bread of our Memory has been unveiled in the town of Desnogorsk, Smolensk Region.

      It is a monolithic granite cube weighing four and a half tons with a bronze loaf of black Borodinsky bread.

      As a legend says, the bread was named so after it was baked for the first time in a bakery of St. Borodino Convent by Margarita, the widow of General Tuchkov. She strewed black bread with coriander seeds to symbolize the canister-shot that her husband was killed with at the historical Borodino Battle of 1812.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Monuments Smolensk Region Bread   

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