Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Bread Monument Appears in Smolensk Region
14.08.2012 12:30
Bread Monument Appears in Smolensk Region
photo: A.Shilina (

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   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Joseph Stalin  Russian Ballerinas  The Maly Drama Theatre  Krasnodar Territory  Russian Arts and Crafts  Fyodor Bondarchuck  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Estate Ring  Buzz Barometer  Russian science  Exhibitions in Moscow  Sistema  Russian tourism  Alexander Ostrovsky  Great Patriotic War  St. Petersburg  Starfish  Architecture Monuments  Russian spa resort  Rocket and Space Corporation Energia  Russian Cinema  Russian law  tours to Russia  Russian politics  Richard Marx  Leo Tolstoy  Moscow cinema  Moscow  the Urals region  Uralkali  Stay Home Online Events  The International Museum Day  Unusual Constructions  Poland  Comics  Moscow airports  Emperor Paul  Jews  Rosneft  Rosa Khutor  accommodation in Russia  Russian economy  Transportation  Museum of Moscow  Korkino  Russian scientists  Russian business  Astrakhan  corruption  Jeanne d'Arc 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites