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Gingerbread Monument Unveiled in Tula
9.07.2014 17:55
Gingerbread Monument Unveiled in Tula

A monument to gingerbread, the symbol of Tula has been set up in Tula.

      The bronze monument of a round shape is about two meters large in diameter and weighs 1300 kg.

      The monument financed by a patron of arts was cast in Moscow.

      More than ten types of this brand Tula delicacy with stuffing of either jam or condensed milk is traditionally produced in the city. Gingerbreads of various shapes have been made in Tula for 330 years.

      Two confectionery enterprises and one individual entrepreneur are engaged in gingerbread production in the Tula Region.

      The city also has the Tula Gingerbread Museum founded in 1996 in the former buildings of armorers and samovar-makers of the Lyalin Brothers. Museum pieces are various gingerbread boards, lots of them earlier owned by the well-known confectioners Mr. Serikov and Mr. Kozlov, as well as gingerbread wrappings, photos and household items of Tula confectioners, and gingerbreads as such, among them the smallest and the biggest ones in Russia.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Tula Tula Region Unusual Monuments Gingerbreads  

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