0 The Krasnoyarsk sculpture of locksmith Yasha is recognized as the most amusing monument of Russia.

The Krasnoyarsk sculpture of locksmith Yasha is recognized as the most amusing monument of Russia.

Posted on August 10, 2006 by team


In Saint-Petersburg the All-Russia contest of local lore competition “the Amusing monument” was summed up, leaded by the International welfare fund it. Dmitry Lihachev. A problem of competitors was gathering the information on unusual products of a monumental and decoration sculpture in cities and villages of Russia.
The funniest sculpture was pronounced a monument in Krasnoyarsk. It portrays an elderly plumber, called “Uncle Yasha” and his young assistant. “Uncle Yasha” is presented as if he is looking out of a sewage well. The monument is located near the local Water and Sewerage Customer Service office (“Vodokanal”). The sculpture of “Uncle Yasha” has a real prototype – it is Yakov Zubkov who joined the service in 1945 and had worked there for about 30 years. The photo of the monument and the story of it was sent to the contest by Krasnoyarsk pupil Elena Klunduk.
chizhik.gif The second in the list were a plate with a footprint of the Invisible Man that was located near Yekaterinburg Regional Public Library and a sculpture to a bird from a kid’s song named Chizhik-Pyzhik in Saint-Petersburg. The third position on the list was also given to two monuments – a monument to Vasya the Kitty and a Crow in Voronezh and a composition called “Anton Chekhov in Tomsk through the eyes of a drunken fellow who is lying in a gutter and has never read “Kashtanka””. There is a legend that being in Tomsk Chekhov lost a galosh what let the sculptor Leonty Usov portray the well-known Russian writer barefooted. It is also said that Chekhov did not like the city, and he called it “tiresome and not sober.” Therefore, the author imagined that Tomsk residents saw him through the drunken eyes.

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