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

Griffins Will Be Protected Against Selfies
April 18, 2016 18:26


In 2017 the statues of griffins on the Bank Bridge in St. Petersburg are planned to be renovated and protected against careless selfie lovers, the chairman of Committee for State Control, Use and Protection of Petersburg Monuments of History and Culture, Sergey Makarov reported at a press conference on Monday.

"We are planning the restoration of griffins and wings to protect them against the vandal in order to stop them climbing and making selfie. The griffins need restoration, as well as the bridge needs it too", - S.Makarov said. He did not disclose a secret of the method for protection of griffins from vandals, but noted that after finishing the works the gilded wings could not be possible to "pick open." "This year we are unlikely to restore the griffins, but I think they will be removed during the renovation of the bridge, and in 2017 they will be restored," - S.Makarov said.

The famous statues of griffins appeared on the Bank Bridge over the Griboyedov’s Chanal in 1826. Four sculptures of fantastical creatures are made of cast iron by the sculptor P.Sokolov. The griffins with enormous gilded wings and lanterns above the head have constant success among tourists. Griffins were installed on the bridge not  incidentally: during those years there was the Assignation Bank near this place and according to the legend the griffins were the best guardians of gold.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Ukraine Initiates an Appeal to the Hague Tribunal After the Bombardment of Mariupol Piratical site is an obstacle on Russias way to the WTO Whole Russian budget on foreign banks accounts Rosatom Signed a Contract With the Agency for Atomic Energy of Bolivia Jimmy Carter Sent A Letter To Vladimir Putin

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian tourism  Archeology  Moscow  Multimedia Art Museum  MN17 Crash  Russian sportswomen  plant symbol  espionage  Painting  Monuments  Russian business  Traffic Police  Edvald Smirnov  Russian Literature  Chernobyl  Spartak Moscow  Sochi Games   Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Azov  freedom of speech  Russian government  Russian Cinema  Ukraine  North Pole expeditions  DNA  Euroset   Project Financing Bank  Ralph Fiennes  Tula Region  Vladimir Kolokoltsev  Russian political parties  bribery in Russia  Pskov  Kalachinsk  Boris Grebenshchikov  Russian painters  Wladimir Burliuk  Skolkovo  Exhibitions in Moscow  Luzhniki  sanctions  Lithuania  Zenit  Nikolay Suyetin  Russian artists  Kazan, Jazz  Krasnodar Territory  Russian history  Chukotka  Bolshoi Theatre 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites