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Dwellers of Tomsk Region Want to Get Rid of Comic Monument to Anton Chekhov
30.10.2012 10:37
Dwellers of Tomsk Region Want to Get Rid of Comic Monument to Anton Chekhov

The Council of Elders of Tomsk requests to remove the “insulting” monument to Chekhov from the building of Tomsk Regional Administration. 

      It is a reminder that in the 1890s the writer stayed in Tomsk for a week on his way to Sakhalin. In his travel diary he mentioned: “Tomsk is not worth a brass farthing, being a most boring town with most boring people, lots of drunkards and dirt; dinners here are excellent, unlike women, who are harsh by touch”.

      On August 20, 2004 a bronze two-meter monument to Anton Chekhov was set up on the embankment of Tom' River – next to the regional administration and restaurant Slavic Bazaar where the writer had dinners. The monument was created by Tomsk sculptor Leonti Usov. 

      Anton Chekhov is depicted in a caricature way: wearing his hat aslant, moving-down eye-glasses, barefoot, and having disproportionately large feet. The inscription of the pedestal reads: “Anton Pavlovich in Tomsk as seen by a drunkard, who has never read Chekhov’s Kashtanka and is lying in a ditch.




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Anton Chekhov Tomsk Region Monuments to People   

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