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City Hunter: Moscow Monuments Dedicated to Professions
October 27, 2011 12:14


Monument to yard cleaner, Rostokino disctrict, Moscow

Take a look at the attractive sculptures, dedicated to people working in different areas of life. 

Yard cleaner
This iron sculpture of a man with a broom, situated in Rostokino district in Moscow, pays tribute to people of this profession. It is placed near Rostokinsky aqueduct, at the intersection of Bazhova and Malakhitovaya streets. The prototype of the monument is a real yard cleaner Vitaly Kollegin, who has been working in this area for 20 years. By the way, he helped sculptors Vladimir Lepeshov and Andrey Aseryants to gather necessary scrap metal – screws for eyes, bolts for hair and moustache, piece of gas cylinder for a cap, metal sheet for an apron.
 

Rescuers
This monument was unveiled on the Rescuer Day and the 20th anniversary of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (27 December, 2010). It is located in the park on Kremenchugskaya street.
The sculptural composition includes three figures of men. Two of them are standing next to each other, holding a rescued child. The third rescuer is sitting, tired after a hard work. The author of the monument is a professor Salavat Scherbakov.

Plumber
Plumber is one the most famous characters among monuments dedicated to various occupations. He has already been monumentalized in Omsk, Rybinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Berdyansk and other cities. The most popular image is a plumber, coming out of a manhole – and that is what we can see in Moscow, on the territory of the apartment complex “Mirax Park”. The exact address: 94, Vernadsky Prospect (Avenue).

First Teacher
The monument called “My first teacher” can be found on the territory of the school 1925 (13a, Novokosinskaya street). The sculpture on a marble pedestal presents a young teacher, going to school with two children. All of them resemble the real people, who posed for sculptor Valery Rybinsky and architect Evgeny Kashov – an alumnus of this school.

Seasonal worker
The Lermontov's Square (not far from “Krasnye Vorota” metro station) is very famous for a monument to the Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov, the large sculpture, very good seen from the Garden Ring Road. But few people know that not far from the great author there is a little figure of a tired and sad man in ragged clothes and worn shoes - a monument to a seasonal worker, sitting in a thoughtful pose. The place was chosen specially – in 1920s a labour exchange was situated here, where guest workers looked for a job.

Clowns
“Clowns” is an unusual fountain statue, situated in front of the circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. It was unveiled on June 14, 2002 by Moscow ex-mayor. In the centre of the composition there is a clown on a bycicle. He holds an umbrella and a suitcase, from which the second clown falls out. We can also see several other bronze figures and traditional attributes like a hat, a cane and a shoe. The monument is dedicated to the memory of beloved actor and great Russian clown Yuri Nikulin.

Image courtesy: www.elf.ru, www.progulyaemsya.ru, www.monument.fatal.ru, www.gvezdnyj-svet.ru.

Natalia Semicheva.

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