Novosibirsk, despite its young age, has a lot of interesting sights, in particular, unusual monuments, which, along with historical architectural objects, won the love and popularity of the residents and guests of the city.

Novosibirsk citizens cherish their history. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the surviving spans of the first railway bridge, from whose construction the history of the city began, has today been turned into a monument. It should be noted that during the construction and assembly of the bridge, the Russians used a new method, which was named in the textbooks of bridge construction as the “Russian method”, and at the Paris World Exhibition (in 1900) its project received the main prize.

1. Railway bridge, a memorial complex in Novosibirsk

The Railway Bridge across the Ob is a historical memorial complex and serves as one of the main historical monuments of the city of Novosibirsk. It is located within the Central District, on the land of the Ob River embankment, near the October pier. The complex is organized with the aim of preserving a historically important event - the erection of the first railway bridge across the Ob in Novonikolayevsk. Construction work on the bridge and the Great Siberian Railway at the end of the 19th century marked the formation of the city on the Ob - Novonikolayevsk

The first stone of the future bridge was laid on July 20, 1893, the same date is considered the birthday of Novosibirsk. The place of the bridge was determined by engineer Garin-Mikhailovsky, also known for his literary merit. Bridge was designed by N.A. Belelyubsky, a bridge engineer. The construction system of the Belelyubsky Bridge was a unique engineering design solution; this bridge was one of the first in the country, whose spans were blocked by cantilevered metal structures.

The railway bridge across the Ob, as well as the other bridges of Transsib, was one of the largest and most modern structures in the country at the end of the 19th century. After a hundred years of operation, in the 90s of the 20th century, the bridge was dismantled, and one of its spans was installed on the Ob Embankment as a museum exhibit and as a keepsake to future generations.

Address: Octyabrskaya pier


2. Monument to V.I. Lenin in Novosibirsk

The monument to V.I. Lenin is located on the main square of Novosibirsk - Lenin Square. It was installed in front of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater. The monument was established on November 5, 1970, in honor of the 53rd anniversary of the Great October Social Revolution and the centenary anniversary of Vladimir Ilyich himself. Lenin's sculpture in full growth is made of bronze and weighs 10 tons, the whole monument reaches 6.5 meters, the pedestal is composed of polished granite.

The architectural composition is composed of several figures, the central one is Lenin, to his right are the worker, the soldier and the peasant — the symbols of the revolutionary movement; on the left side there is a young man and a girl with a torch and ears of corn, respectively - symbols of the continuity of generations. The authors of the monument were Brodsky, Pokrovsky, Skoblikov and Burkhanov. Monument to V.I. Lenin is protected by the state from December 4, 1974. It is interesting that other figures, installed at the same time as the monument to Lenin, were not given the same honor. Nowadays, many are fighting for the transfer of the largest monument to Lenin within the borders of Novosibirsk. The reason is the Opera House, which is hidden behind the people's leader, and the residents believe that Lenin is an obstacle to admiring the beautiful theater building. But due to the fact that the monument is federal, the decision on its fate can be taken only by the relevant authorities of the federal scale. In the meantime, the monument to V.I. Lenin remains one of the main monuments of Novosibirsk.

Address: Lenin square

3. Monument to a business woman in Novosibirsk

You can see the amazing sculpture of a business woman in Novosibirsk. Next to the statue is, in fact, its sponsor - the company "Graf", engaged in printing. You can understand that the sculpture is advertising company of " Graf " by its chair, whose role and the symbol of the organization concurrently took the letter "A", turned upside down. The face of the modern woman is twisted in an easy smile; she looks along the street with her head held high.

Often, the sculpture is called differently: “Monument to the Secretary”, “Monument to the careerist”, as well as “Monument to the teacher”. And in fact, in fact, the table in the composition of the monument is remotely like a school desk.

Address: st. Michurin, 3


4. Monument to V. S. Vysotsky in Novosibirsk

“I breathe, and it means - I love! I love, and it means - I live” - the glory of Vladimir Semenovich Vysotsky can be quoted endlessly - a man in love with life forever remained in the hearts of the people. Vysotsky was able to win the recognition of the people, so much that even after his death, he was respected and his work is not forgotten. Around the world, they created museums in his honor, put the monuments. Every year, on Memorial Day, they read his poems and concerts: January 25 and July 25 (date of birth and death).

In 2005, on July 25, a monument to Vladimir Semenovich was erected in Novosibirsk. The height of the building is six meters. As conceived by the sculptor (Alexander Tartynov), Vysotsky is depicted with a guitar in his right hand, and he lifts his left hand in a friendly gesture - he waves. The pedestal, on which the figure of the poet stands, is symbolically similar to the blade - barefoot Vladimir carelessly walks on it. The bottom inscription: "Poets walk their heels along the blade of a knife - they cut their bare souls into blood". Once at the feet of the sculpture, Yorick's skull was still lying, but it miraculously disappeared several times and returned to its place. But, in the end, he was lost somewhere - however, the symbolism does not lose the monument from this. In order to emphasize the importance of this place, a year later (in 2006), along with the landmark, they “raised” the Bards Alley - this time, there is no longer a similar park in the world. Memorial plaques with the names of great performers were installed here. For example, Nikolay Shipilov, Boris Vakhnyuk, Alexander Vertinsky, Bulat Okudzhave and so on.

Address: st. Kamenskaya, 1A


5. Monument to the traffic light in Novosibirsk

The monument to the first traffic light and traffic police officer was opened in 2006. Like some other monuments of Novosibirsk, this sculpture is the first in Russia. Formally, the opening of the monument was timed to the seventieth anniversary of the formation of traffic police. In place of the monument in the forties of the last century, one of the first traffic lights in the city was installed. It was a model in which manual control was used.

The composition is a sculptural image of a guard, saluting a traffic light. It symbolizes one of the stages in the development of the city - its growth and the appearance of the first traffic lights that regulated traffic around children's educational institutions, at the same time paying tribute to a new round of history - the development stage of technologies and cars, and the modern period of technology development, as according to the creators the monument acts as a symbol of the transfer of many actions from human to electronic systems. Executed "in bronze", the sculpture is notable for its grandeur and at the same time a reality, perhaps because it is made in real size. Symbolizing a stage in the history of the city, the monument to the first traffic light for several years of its existence, became not only a landmark of Novosibirsk, but also an important part of it.

Address: st. Sibrevkoma


6. Monument to Alexander the Third in Novosibirsk

The monument to Alexander III in Novosibirsk was unveiled in June 2012 in the City Beginning Park on the Ob river embankment. The choice of the emperor Alexander III by the hero was due to the fact that at the end of the 19th century the emperor issued a decree on the beginning of the construction of the Trans-Siberian railway, which determined the foundation of Novosibirsk. The sculptural composition is symbolically oriented to the east. The monument became the second object of the park “City beginning” (the first one - the span of the historic railway bridge across the Ob).

The author of the monument is the national artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov. The monument is a thirteen meter sculpture. The five-meter figure of the king was cast in a Moscow workshop. The guest of honor of the ceremony is not a word of the Russian-great-great-grandson of Emperor Alexander III, a Danish citizen Pavel Kulikovsky, who arrived at the invitation of the Novosibirsk nobility meeting.

Address: Ob embankment


7. Monument to Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka in Novosibirsk

There are many monuments to the classics of music and literature in Novosibirsk, but the sculpture of Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka occupies a special place among them. The beautiful monument was erected in 1998 near the building of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory, which bears the name of the great composer. The authors are sculptor V.P. Grachev and artist-architect O.D. Drozdetsky.

In 2007, in connection with the anniversary of the Conservatory, a complete reconstruction of the monument was carried out. Next to the figure of Glinka, two small steles with images of the characters of his operas Life for the Tsar and Ruslan and Lyudmila stood: Ivan Susanin, Antonida, Chernomor and Ruslan. Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka is depicted sitting on a bench, and many strive to sit next to Glinka, embrace him and take a picture.

Address: st. Sovietskaya, 31


8. Monument to Mikhail Kutuzov in Novosibirsk

The monument was erected at the garrison House of Officers. The idea of installing this monument, judging by the archival data, originated in 1914, but failed to bring it to life. This information was found by the staff of the museum of the history of the troops of the Siberian military district, on whose initiative the bust was soon installed.

For Novosibirsk, as well as for the whole country, the celebration of the “anniversary” of the victory in the war with Napoleon is an extraordinary event. About 30 thousand people from Siberia took part in it. In the largest military formation consisted of 17 thousand soldiers and officers, almost all of whom died during the defense of the Rajewsky battery. Now Kutuzov’s bust will become a kind of symbol of the victory of the Russian people and a reminder of his exploits.

Address: 38, Kutuzov Avenue


Monument "In memory of victims of radiation disasters" accidents and testing of nuclear weapons" in Novosibirsk

On November 30, 2011 in the Kalininsky district of Novosibirsk a memorial complex called "The Conquerors of the Atom" was established. It is dedicated not only to the liquidators of radiation accidents and catastrophes, but also to veterans of the nuclear industry, as well as to enterprises and people of the city who have made a huge contribution to its rapid development. Not far from the complex, in Narymsky Square, a monument to the “Memory of victims of radiation disasters, accidents and nuclear weapons tests” was erected. At its grand opening, the mayor of the city, Vladimir Gorodetsky, said that this memorial would unite the local residents and guests of the city, making it more understandable and obvious the problems that many victims of today due to radiation accidents face.

In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, 1,750 Novosibirsk residents took part, almost 800 of whom became disabled, and about 500 were no longer among the living. Relatives of the victims gather annually at the monument to honor the memory of those who, sacrificing their lives saved the lives of hundreds of other people. The monument is made of bronze in the form of a sign of radiation, at the expense of the city budget.

Address: Narym Square


Monument to M.A. Lavrentiev in Novosibirsk

The monument to Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrentiev was installed in 1988 in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok. Sculpture G. L. Paramonov tried most accurately to convey in bronze the nature and appearance of the famous Soviet scientist. The bronze bust of a talented mathematician and mechanic was established solely thanks to the initiative of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, the founder of which was Lavrentiev. When the competition was already held, the best project was selected and the place to install the pedestal was determined, the city authorities determined the chosen option to be unprofessional and refused to consider it further. However, the sculpture was still made and installed in the intended place.

The city authorities have nothing left but to accept the situation. Students, schoolchildren, scientists and just the inhabitants of the city today lay flowers at the monument to the great scientist, who became famous throughout the world for his research and discoveries.

Address: pr. Academician Lavrentyev, 17


11. Monument "Buyer and Seller" in Novosibirsk

The monument "Buyer and Seller" was solemnly opened on June 26, 2011 on the birthday of Novosibirsk. The sculptural composition was installed at the intersection of Krylov and Kamenskaya streets, in front of the main entrance to the Central Market. The sculptor Edward Dobrovolsky, who created this unusual monument, approached his work with humor: while the saleswoman offers the man to buy seeds and flowers, the dog deftly steals sausages from his bag. Such a fun and vital sculpture makes every passerby stop to take a closer look at this frozen moment.

Monument "Buyer and Seller" is a cheerful and lively monument, which is a symbol of market trade. This sculptural group is located in Novosibirsk, and since the opening of the monument has become the common favorite of the townspeople.

Address: intersection of Kamenskaya and Krylov streets


Monument to the heroes of the Revolution in Novosibirsk

The monument is located in the memorial complex of the historical center of Novosibirsk, in the memorial park of the Fallen during the Civil War. The monument was opened on November 7, 1922 in memory of 104 victims of the struggle.

On January 22, 1920 in Novonikolayevsk, the funerals of the fighters for the power of the Soviets took place. Two years later, a concrete monument was erected on the site of a mass grave located in the central part of the city. It is a muscular arm breaking a rock; it squeezes a torch that symbolizes the immortality of the revolutionary deed of the dead.

Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 78


Monument to Pokryshkin in Novosibirsk

The monument is to triple hero of the Soviet Union Marshal of Aviation Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin on Karl Marx Square in the Leninsky district of Novosibirsk. Sculptor Mikhail Pereyaslavets (People's Artist of Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor). The architectural solution of the first stage of the memorial complex was developed by the chief artist of Novosibirsk, Yuri Burika. Competition for the construction of the monument was not held. Originally it was planned to establish the figure of the marshal in the performance of Aram Grigoryan, but at the last moment the relatives of the famous ace addressed an official request for approval of the project of Mikhail Pereyaslavts. Their opinion was taken into account. The monument was opened on May 8, 2005 on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Great Victory over German fascism. The monument was entrusted to open the widow of the famous pilot.

The monument became the fifth monument dedicated to A.I. Pokryshkin. Busts were installed before (in Novosibirsk on Krasny Avenue; in the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow; in the Zaporozhye Center for Flight Training in Ukraine) and a monument on the grave of A. Pokryshkin at Novodevichy Cemetery. The initiative to create a monument to Pokryshkin belongs to the Novosibirsk Rescue Service SPAS-001 (2002); the proposal was supported by the Pokryshkin family, the administration of the Novosibirsk Region and the Novosibirsk City Hall. The bronze 6-meter figure was cast in the shops of the Moscow Region Production Workshop of Artistic Casting “LIT ART” under the control of the author of the sculpture. The monument was donated to Novosibirsk by a military transport plane by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force.

Address: Sibiryakov-Guardsmen Square


Monument of the Laboratory Mouse in Novosibirsk

The installation of the monument was timed to the 120th anniversary of Novosibirsk. The idea of the monument is simple - the gratitude of mankind to experimental mice, with the help of which many discoveries were made, including DNA and RNA macromolecules, were studied in more detail. A bronze mouse, whose height is almost a meter, sits on a granite pedestal, glasses are put on the nose and needles in the legs - with them a small animal knits by a double spiral. The author of the monument, Andrei Kharkevich, made several sketches of the future statue, in the end, chose one of ten options. The mouse, according to the creator, is captured at the time of the scientific discovery; however, if you peer into the animal's muzzle, you can hardly see the delight in his small eyes.

Experiments at the Novosibirsk Institute of Cytology and Genetics are put not only on mice, but also on rats, pigs, hamsters, foxes and rabbits. In the future, scientists promise, they are going to perpetuate these animals.

Address: Ave Academician Lavrentiev, 10


Monument to the architect A.D. Kryachkov in Novosibirsk

The monument to architect Andrei Dmitrievich Kryachkov is installed on Sverdlov Square in close proximity to the well-known monuments of architecture of Novosibirsk, designed by A.D. Kryachkov: 100-apartment house of the regional executive committee, Administration of the Novosibirsk Region (Krayispolkom. House of Soviets), Real School, Sibrevkom (Novosibirsk Picture Gallery).

The authors of the monument: sculptor - Aram Grigoryan (chairman of the Novosibirsk Union of Artists), artist Yuri Burik (chief artist of Novosibirsk), architect - Alexei Kovalenko, curator of the project - Valery Arbatsky (at the time of creating the monument - chief architect of Novosibirsk). On June 28, 2008, a bronze sculpture with a height of 3.2 m was installed on a pedestal of red granite.

Address: Red Avenue, 16


Monument of Glory in Novosibirsk

The Monument of Glory in Novosibirsk is one of the key attractions of the city. It is located in the Park of Glory, on the territory opposite to the central part of the city, the bank of the Ob River - in the Leninsky district. The memorial is a well-known state-level cultural heritage site, a monument to Siberians who participated in hostilities from 1941 to 1945.

The heroic memorial ensemble includes: the Eternal Flame, a monument to the mother, five pylons with a height of 10 meters - with scenes of war and the names of Novosibirsk victims who died on the front. Above, in the space between the pylons, there are four urns in which the ground was brought from battle sites. The project of the memorial complex, occupying about two hectares, was created by a local monumental artist A. Chernobrovtsev, the sculptor was B. Ermishin, and architectural works were performed by M. Pirogov and B. Zakharov. The official opening took place on November 6, 1967, and the monument received the status of a monument of architecture at the end of 1974.

Address: Square of Glory


Monument Electrician in Novosibirsk

Monument to Electrician is located in the Central district of Novosibirsk. It was symbolically installed on a lamppost near the building of the Novosibirsk urban electrical networks, and the opening in 2013 was timed to the 80th anniversary of the development of electrical networks in the region. The sculpture glorifies the Novosibirsk power engineers, who provide uninterrupted power supply in the area.

The author of the monument - the Novosibirsk sculptor Alexei Agrikolyansky - captured the collective image of the workers of RES, people who give light. For work, he used a polymer composite. A smiling electrician welcomes passersby from his lamppost, as if assuring them that electricity is in good hands. As part of the opening of the art object, a capsule was laid with a message to the power engineers in 2033.

Address: st. Shamshin family, 80


18. Sculptural composition Siberian great spaces in Novosibirsk

The architectural and artistic composition "Siberian great spaces" was opened on June 28, 2008, on the eve of the 115th anniversary of Novosibirsk. The complex, located near the House of Lenin, consists of four six-meter sable of carbon fiber, which supports the golden hemisphere, stylized as the dome of the Opera House. The composition "Siberian great spaces" symbolizes the unity of the historical past, present and future of Novosibirsk - the capital of Siberia. It reflects the history of the accession of Siberia to Russia, emphasizes the belonging of the city and the region to one of the richest lands in the world. The unity of the epochs is embodied in the figures of four sables, which are reminiscent of the emblems of Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk region.

“Siberian great spaces” is a tribute of memory to all creators, researchers and pioneers of Siberia. The authors of the project are Novosibirsk architects Yuri Burik, Alexey Kovalenko and Evgeny Boyarischev.

Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 78


Monument Waltz of Victory in Novosibirsk

The touching monument “Victory Waltz” appeared in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok in May 2010. It was installed in the square next to the Academy of Culture, and the opening was timed to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. At first, the name “Alyosha and Katyusha” was assumed for the monument, but later, together with the author, it was changed to a more general version.

The monument is made of concrete, it is 4 meters tall, and the Novosibirsk sculptor Alexei Agricoleansky became the author of the composition. The artist left the tragic mood and stressed the joy of victory. He depicted a dancing couple - a soldier and a young girl, whose feelings symbolize the triumph of life over death. Having survived the war, they did not lose their memories and hopes, and now they are dancing the waltz. The pair is placed on a concrete pedestal in the form of a five-pointed star.

Address: Tsvetnoy pr-d, 1


Monument to Boris Bogatkov in Novosibirsk

The monument to Boris Bogatkov in Novosibirsk on the street named after him was opened in July 1977. Bogatkov Boris Andreevich was born in 1922 in Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory. He studied in Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk (Secondary school № 3 named after Boris Bogatkov, architect AD Kryachkov). In 1938, for the poem "The thought of the Red Flag", he received a certificate at the All-Union Inspection of Children's Literary Works.

In 1940, he arrived in Moscow, where he worked as a drifter on the construction of the subway and studied at the evening department of the Literary Institute. A. M. Gorky. Since the beginning of World War II he was in the army. In 1942, after a concussion, he was demobilized and soon returned to Novosibirsk. He wrote satirical poems for “Windows of TASS”, was printed in local newspapers, stubbornly seeking return to the army. After lengthy troubles, he was enlisted in one of the Siberian volunteer divisions and soon went to the front. He received the title of senior sergeant and the position of platoon commander of machine gunners. In rare moments of calm wrote poetry. He wrote, in particular, the words of the song of his division. On August 11, 1943, during the attack of enemy positions on Gnezdilovsky heights (Smolensk direction), the death of the brave was killed. He was posthumously awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, I Degree.

Address: st. Bogatkova


Monument to the first date in Novosibirsk

Motives for the creation of a monument or sculpture and their placement on the streets of cities, in parks and squares, in each case are different. Wanting to perpetuate something or remind about the main thing, the masters of art introduce their own thoughts, feelings and experiences into the everyday life and the ordinary of houses and avenues. The same happened in Novosibirsk: the open monument to the First Date, located near the City Library, is like a reminder to everyone passing by both their first love and the transience of life. The reminder of the first feeling, immortalized in sculpture, enthusiastic and beautiful in its fear of not seeing more loved by a strange coincidence, leaves no one indifferent.

The composition is white figures - male and female. The girl, coming up from behind, covers the guy's eyes. He is holding a bouquet of flowers. The clock is ticking close by. What do the viewers think when looking at the sculpture? It may be that the girl was late for a date, having appeared at the very moment when, alarmed and confused, the young man was about to leave. Maybe about how the days and hours of waiting for a meeting for lovers are stretched.

Address: Voskhod st., 15


Sculpture Vovka in the The Thrice-Ninth Kingdom in Novosibirsk

The monument to lazy Vovka - the main character of the cartoon “Vovka in the The Thrice-Ninth Kingdom” - was installed in November 2013 in the Central District of Novosibirsk. You can find him near the economic lyceum, in the square "Good Neighbors." The opening of the monument was timed to the celebration of International Children's Day. The author of the composition was the Novosibirsk sculptor Alexei Agrikolyansky, who also created monuments to the first traffic light and laboratory mouse in Akademgorodok.

The three-meter-high monument is made of metal and polymer plastic in the form of a high throne, on which Vovka is located comfortably. According to the initiator of the creation of this sculpture, Vovka is a kind of advice to all parents to disclose in children the creative abilities and strength for the search for their far-off kingdom. As the project initiator, deputy of the City Council Sergey Bondarenko, said “the city should not only have serious monuments and sculptural compositions. There must be places and sculptures, looking at which, you would want to smile. Therefore Vovka. He is a real child with his weirdoes, with his world, with his twos. ”

Address: st. Krylova, 61A


The sculpture composition Happiness is under construction in Novosibirsk

The monument “Happiness is under construction” appeared in Novosibirsk in August 2006. It is symbolic when it was opened, because then the Year of the Family was officially held in the city. It is no coincidence that the subject of the sculpture, because the stork is a harbinger of happiness, the image of this bird is associated with family values, the continuation of the kind and well-being.

The sculptural composition took its place in the Central district of the city, at the intersection of Oktyabrskaya Main Street and Krasny Prospect. The high construction is a fountain consisting of two pools: large and small in its center. In the small pool rises a wrought-iron support, on which a nest with two storks is installed. Long-legged birds in graceful positions seem to complete the arrangement of their nest and prepare for the continuation of the genus. The sculpture is loved by the inhabitants of Novosibirsk; the newlyweds went to the glorious tradition as a hint of a stork visit with a precious bundle.

Address: Red Avenue, 30


Flower clock in Novosibirsk

Similar watches were created in the early 18th century by the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus. Of course, the practicality of the invention was in question, since such clocks were only getting at dawn, and stopped after sunset.

Now the flower clock in Novosibirsk works exactly in any weather and at any time of the day, since the electronic mechanism regulates them. This little miracle is located right in the city center, next to the Philharmonic Hall. The large dial-bed consists of several thousand annual flowers. The contours of the figures are highlighted by special electric bulbs, which help to see all this wonderful composition at a great distance even at night. The opening of the flower clock took place in 2009 on the Day of the city, when Novosibirsk celebrated its one hundred and sixteenth anniversary.

Address: Red Avenue, 32


Alley of communication workers named after A.I. Nikulin in Novosibirsk

An avenue of communication workers named after Anatoly Nikulin is located in Novosibirsk. This is an interesting and at the same time unusual architectural complex, it is located in the Zheleznodorozhny district, next to the building of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory. Architect Alley Igor Yelchenko. Alley was opened on July 26 in 2010. The alley is named after the first general director of Sibirtelecom, Anatoly Ivanovich Nikulin. He did a lot in his time for the development of communications in the Siberian Federal District. Under his leadership, there were a large number of people. He died a year before the opening of the alley.

Alley is a modern architectural complex, there are arches and lamps. Lamps resemble telephone sets. The benches are made in the form of discs of old phones. In the second arch set 2 phone booths. On the territory of the alley, you can call any subscriber in Novosibirsk for free. On the territory of the alley is always clean and well maintained. Many trees, linden, birch, maple, and rowan are planted. Well-groomed flower beds with beautiful flowers also delight the eye.


Monument to toast “Now a kiss!” in Novosibirsk

There are many monuments and sculptural compositions dedicated in one way or another to love and loyalty around the world, in Russia and in Novosibirsk itself in particular. One of the most unusual is the composition dedicated to the famous wedding toast - “Now a kiss!” Hiding from prying eyes in the courtyard of the restaurant called "Paradise Garden" it represents two silhouettes merged into a kiss - male and female. Their bodies are practically the figure eight - a symbol of infinity, as if claiming that love is the only human value that from century to century attracts each other, makes them perform the most beautiful madness and presents examples of great faithfulness and sacrifice in the name of another.

Residents of the city know that its appearance is not at all accidental, and this is more of regularity than just the idea of an eccentric creator. The fact is that Novosibirsk, according to the largest number of marriages registered in Russia each year, is traditionally considered the wedding capital of the country. Therefore, where else to open a similar composition, immersed both in summer greenery and flowers, and in human adoration - which of the couples in love did not visit the monument, having touched it for good luck? As the sole owner of such a miracle of design and architecture, Novosibirsk, thanks to this sculpture, was entered into the Guinness Book.

Address: st. Maxim Gorky, 81


Monument to a skateboarder in Novosibirsk

An unusual monument to a skateboarder appeared in the Dzerzhinsky district of Novosibirsk. The man in this art object is not present - only the board and sneakers. A monument to a skateboarder was dug out in Novosibirsk by blogger Alexander Matveyev. He said that the sculpture consisting of a skateboard and a pair of sneakers is located not far from the Birch Grove metro station, in front of the entrance to the Youth House of the municipal youth center Zvezdniy (Koshurnikova Street 20).

The inscription on the pedestal: “Youth Art Object of the Dzerzhinsky District”. According to the blogger, the opening of the art object was held on the City Day, June 29, 2014. “A competition for the best art object was announced, and according to its results, the commission chose the project of Semyon Krylov, a multiple winner of stone and snow sculpture festivals. He was incarnated in stone” reports Alexander Matveyev. The opening of the monument was attended, besides the head of the administration of the Dzerzhinsky district, Alexander Polishchuk, the guest of honor from abroad - the first deputy head of the administration of the Zavodsky district of Minsk (the twin-city of Novosibirsk) Andrei Lobovich.

Address: st. Koshurnikova, 20


Alley of Call-in Memory in Novosibirsk

For a long time, there was a conscription point of the Novosibirsk Region on Kholodilnaya St., in its own way called “the Refrigerator” by the townspeople. For 28 years, this famous point of the military commissariat is located in the city of Ob, and its nickname has remained in Novosibirsk, in the same place. The recruits were recruited here for 32 years, from 1953 to 1985. In memory of that time, and most importantly of the fellow countrymen who left to serve the Motherland from here, on the street Kholodilnaya they installed a number of monuments that form a long avenue. The first monument of the Avenue of Appeal is the “Photo Album” sculpture, after which there are, as if accidentally, pages from the album, which captured important moments of army life. These are sculpture-symbols: one is dedicated to the good memory of the soldiers, the other is to important evidence, photographs, the third is a farewell before a long separation, and the fourth is a dance of happy reunion of lovers. All the sculptures of the ensemble contain photos and real stories from the life of recruits during the work of the draft board at Kholodilnaya St.

The alley is attractive not only for its heartfelt history and remarkable monuments. For three years, this street was comprehensively landscaped - a new asphalt roadway was flooded, sidewalks were paved, new trees, bushes, flower beds were planted, lighting poles were installed. Now, the Memorial Call Avenue is a unique example of a fully landscaped section of the urban environment.

Address: Kholodilnaya St., 17


Monument Metal Throne in Novosibirsk

One of the most amazing in its structure and design is the metal Throne monument. This monument is a quite solid and high metal chair. Along the edges it is decorated with images of small steel men, and above the head of a person sitting on a throne is a helmet representing a parody of the crown. The doors on the back of the throne can come off and close. The history of the monument, located on Deputatskaya Street, begins in 2001. It was purchased for a city rich in unusual monuments by the art gallery staff.

In accordance with the idea of the author of the throne project, Kapralov, it symbolizes a sudden greatness and is designed to remind you of the smallness and futility of any material values and aspirations for power compared to eternity and its foundations - humanity, kindness, forgiveness, reigning in the world not one thousand years. . Apparently, in accordance with this, the monument is popularly called the throne of “fools” - a pedestal for those who value wealth and power above all else and are ready to exalt them, like themselves, constantly. One of the most unusual monuments of our time, “Tron” constantly attracts attention to itself - and everyone who sees it for the first time is interested in the history of the artist’s appearance and design.

Address: st. Deputatskaya, 38


A boy with a dandelion in Novosibirsk

The sculptural composition "A boy with a dandelion", or "Seryozha". Sculptor: Alexander Markin (Barnaul). It was established in 2007 on Serebrennikovskaya street (5) in the central region of Novosibirsk. According to the author, "the sculpture personifies a person who cognizes nature and the world."

Address: st. Serebrennikovskaya


Hymn to teacher in Novosibirsk

October 4, 2010 will go down in the history of Novosibirsk as the day of the grand opening of the monument - the symbol of the “Hymn to teacher”. It is created on donations of enterprises, organizations and residents of the city.

The authors of the monument - the architect Alexander Gamaley and the sculptor Alexander Bortnik conceived the monument - the symbol as a vertical stela. It consists of separate "cubes", which are included in the general "vertical of knowledge". On each side of the cube is a story from the history of Novo-Nikolaevsk and Novosibirsk, fragments of school life. The top of the monument is crowned with a sun disk - a symbol of enlightenment, around which doves fly - pupils. 11 steps lead to the monument - according to the number of

Address: st. Vladimirovskaya 17


Monument to Mikhail Zuev in Novosibirsk

On October 8, a monument to the leader of the Ivan-Kaif group, Mikhail Zuev, and the hero of his song “I Am Going Alone” was opened in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok. To pay for the installation of a bronze monument, the author Alexei Agrikolyansky, the musician’s friends and members of the KVN team of the NSU organized a fundraiser. Nadezhda Zueva, the musician's mother, came to the opening from Krasnoyarsk.

The monument slightly taller than a man is situated on Tereshkova St., since, as stated by the coordinator of the collection of funds for the monument, a member of the KVN team of the NSU, Vladimir Rudnev, it is a place with "increased romantic tension." He also referred to the “ban of the SB RAS” on the installation of the monument in other places. Mikhail Zuev was born on August 22, 1963 in Krasnoyarsk. He was a music director in the KVN NSU team. In the early 1990s, he organized the Ivan-Kaif group in Novosibirsk. The most famous songs are “I'm going alone”, “Love is rolling”, “Akutagawa-san”. Later the group moved to Moscow, then broke up. In 2008, Mikhail recorded a solo album "Mongolo-Tatars", which did not have time to release. Mikhail Zuev died on December 22, 2011 in Krasnoyarsk.

Address: st. Tereshkova


Sculpture "Attacking Bull" in Novosibirsk

In Novosibirsk, there is a sculpture "Attacking bull." Although, unlike their New York and Shanghai brothers, a bull sculpture stands on a pedestal and is slightly smaller. This sculpture was installed at the end of October 2013 at the steakhouse Goodman. According to restaurant manager Sergei Kim, this sculpture was presented by friends. If in Novosibirsk the sculpture of an attacking bull is somehow connected with stacks and a restaurant, then in its homeland, in the USA it has a slightly different meaning:

“The Attacking Bull” (“The Bull on Wall Street”) - 3200 kg bronze statue created by American sculptor of Italian origin Arturo Di Modica (English Arturo Di Modica), which stands in Bowling Green Square in New York , next to Wall Street in Manhattan. The statue (3.4 meters high and 4.9 meters long) depicts a powerful, enraged bull preparing to attack, a peculiar symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity. According to some estimates, about a thousand tourists come to see the sculpture every day. The attacking bull is one of the most popular symbols of New York and Wall Street.

Address: Sovetskaya, 5


Monument to the Grandmothers in Novosibirsk

To join the old grandmothers, gossiping on a bench near a cafe on Soviet, like, perhaps, all the citizens. There is no epic and scale in it - just two grandmothers in colorful dresses, near which the cat was nestled.

Address: st. Sovietskaya, 20


Monument to Taras Shevchenko in Novosibirsk

The monument to the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was installed at the Novosibirsk Legislative Assembly building. The monument is built on voluntary donations. The name of Taras Shevchenko "has long been associated" with Novosibirsk, noted in the regional Ministry of Culture. At the beginning of World War II, the funds of the Central State Museum of Kiev, the Shevchenko House-Museum on the Goat Swamp and the remnants of the Shevchenko's gallery of paintings were evacuated to Novosibirsk. All the exhibits were in the Opera House and in the fall of 1944 returned to Kiev.

In the Novosibirsk State Art Museum there is a bust of Taras Shevchenko, created by his death mask, which is stored in the museum of St. Petersburg. The name of the poet is one of the city libraries, and in the Oktyabrsky district, in addition to Shevchenko Street, there is the Shevchenko Zilmassiv. The monument is a granite pedestal 2.5 meters high, on which a bronze bust of Shevchenko 1.3 meters high is installed. Next to the monument on the granite slab, in the Ukrainian language, his famous quote is given: “Let us hug, my brothers. I beg you, I beg you!”.

Address: st. Shevchenko, 25


Monument to Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom in Novosibirsk

On May 24, 2012, a monument was erected to the patrons of the family and marriage to St. Peter and Fevronia of Murom in the center of Novosibirsk. The sculptural composition was established in the framework of the nationwide program “In the Circle of the Family”, created with the blessing of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II in 2004, with the support of the State Corporation ROSTEKHNOLOGII, the Holding Helicopters of Russia and the United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM. The decision to install the monument was made four years ago, when the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty was established in Russia.

The monument is located on the territory of Narymsky Square near the Ascension Cathedral, where the icon with the relics of St. Peter and Fevronia is kept. “I’m sure a new tradition will now appear in Novosibirsk - the newlyweds will come to this symbol of love and loyalty in order to receive a blessing for a long and happy family life,” said Vladimir Gorodetsky, mayor of Novosibirsk, at the opening ceremony of the monument.

Address: Narymsky Square


Sculpture of sewing machine "Zinger" in Novosibirsk

The original sculpture of a sewing machine was installed at the beginning of September by the employees of the Sinar sewing company. It was opened on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the factory. The monument is made of durable steel and is a copy of the famous Singer typewriter. All small parts correspond to the present sizes. Next to it is a carved chair and an ordinary street lamp. In fact, the monument is the real workplace of a seamstress from Novosibirsk several years ago.

As Natalya Pintus, head of Sinar’s public relations department, said: “With this sculpture we decided to show that the sewing machine was and always will be of particular importance for light industry and for ordinary people. The manufacture of sewing machines made it possible to significantly ease the manual labor of seamstresses at work and needlewomen at home. ” As Natalya noted, the employees of Sinar OJSC expect that an unusual monument with vivid symbolism deservedly beautify and diversify the culture of Novosibirsk.

Address: st. Sibrevkoma, 18


Monument to Academician D.K. Belyaev in Novosibirsk

At the site at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok, a monument to the famous scientist was opened. The man sitting on the bench is evolutionary geneticist Dmitry Belyaev. In the center of the monument's composition is a scientist sitting on a bench with the object of his main experiment, a domesticated fox. The figures and the bench are made of bronze; the pedestal and the amphitheater of the monument are made of granite. The author of the artistic concept is Andrei Kharkevich from Novosibirsk, the creator of the Mouse, a knitting DNA strand, sculptor - Konstantin Zinich from Krasnoyarsk.

Belyaev is famous for his experiment on the domestication of foxes. Dmitry Konstantinovich organized a fur farm, which still exists at the Kainsky Zaimka. He brought the fox and developed a very simple glove test. This is when the cage with the fox is opened and the hand in the protective glove is pulled there - if the animal is interested, it is considered that it can potentially be tamed. If it is frightened, rushes, and so on, then it is considered that it is potentially aggressive.

Address: Academician Koptyug ave., 4Ak2


Monument to tram in Novosibirsk

The monument is a piece of cobblestone pavement with a section of tram rails built in it from the 1930s sample and a cast iron slab cast at the Siblitmash plant. The inscription on the memorial plate: "The first line of the Novosibirsk tram with a length of 4.2 km passed through here." The Novosibirsk tram began functioning in 1934. From then until the beginning of the 80s, it remained the main means of transportation in Novosibirsk. The first route, which then connected the city center and the railway station, turned out to be such a successful undertaking that the Novosibirsk tram park, initially consisting of only 17 cars, increased to 400 trams in 1965, which clearly demonstrates the popularity and convenience for the citizens of this type of transport.

Later, after the commissioning of the metro, trams became less demanded. However, now they are one of the main types of urban transport.

Address: Red Ave, 36


Sculpture "Don Quixote" in Novosibirsk

When you see the famous knight Miguel Cervantes at the River Station in Novosibirsk, the first thing you ask yourself is: why? What is the relationship between Don Quixote and Novosibirsk? It turns out that the prototype of a knight is a monument to lawyers-defenders. And there is Novosibirsk Don Quixote at the entrance to the office of the Novosibirsk City Bar Association. Don Quixote appeared in Novosibirsk in September 2013, the year of the 10th anniversary of the Novosibirsk City Bar Association. The image of the knight turned out to be not at all sad, but very sure - his hand firmly rests on the open book (read - on the letter of the law).

In addition to the letter of the law, Don Quixote has a sword and glove on the table. Here chivalrous and legal motifs are intertwined even more. “To throw a glove” meant “to challenge”; if the glove was lifted, the challenge was accepted. For lawyers and other defense lawyers, it is very symbolic to accept the challenge of the prosecution. The open book of Don Quixote covers the sword - the law is stronger. At the feet of Don Quixote - a shield depicting scales - the symbol of justice - and the abbreviation NGKA - Novosibirsk City Bar Association.

Address: st. Bolshevistskaya, 43/1


Monument to the Russian ruble in Novosibirsk

While the ruble is falling in the Russian economy, they have found a way to strengthen it in Novosibirsk. So, on December 5, 2015, a monument to the ruble appeared in the center of the Siberian capital. According to the creators, a two-meter gilded stele in the form of a ruble sign will help strengthen faith in the national currency.

“With our project we declare that the Russian currency is “Ruble”. This is a hard currency, and the people are sure of it! We will show by our example how different people will unite in this project and infect other cities with their example! We will strengthen the patriotism of our people in our currency, in our country ", - says on the page of the project" Solid Ruble, Great Russia "on the social network" VKontakte ".

The project participants are a group of entrepreneurs who, according to them, want to increase patriotism, strengthen faith in the state, resist sanctions and contribute to the development of the country.

Address: st. Serebrennikovskaya, 20a


Sculpture Girl Marishka with a kitten named Murenka in Novosibirsk

"The girl Marishka with a kitten named Murenka" is a sculpture near the House of Lenin, established in 2008. This is the work of a girl sculptor, one of 15 beginning masters who worked throughout the month in the city park as part of the IV Stone Sculpture Symposium. Their fifteen compositions of Sayan marble now adorn Novosibirsk.

Eyewitnesses of this event recall how interesting it was to observe the work of the girl and her inspiration, because this was her first work on marble. The sculpture symbolizes love. Initially it was supposed to install e on the territory of some children's institution, but by decision of the city administration, it was installed in the passageway at a noisy intersection.

Address: Red Avenue, 32


Monument to the Wives and Mothers of the Defenders of the Fatherland in Novosibirsk

The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky opened on September 16, 2016 in Novosibirsk, the sculpture composition "Mothers and Wives of Defenders of the Fatherland". "The sculptor was inspired by the idea of Novosibirsk in wartime, when it became one of the most important military centers in the rear, a quarter of Leningraders lived here, dozens of enterprises were evacuated, up to 90% of women worked in many industries. They still took care of their families, waited. In our name grandfathers and fought, "- he said at the opening of the monument.

The sculpture composition was created by the monumentalist Denis Stritovich. This is the first sculpture in Russia for women waiting for their husbands, sons, fathers from the war. For three years, the Minister of Culture, from the moment of establishment, has headed the Russian Military Historical Society, which initiated the installation of the monument in Novosibirsk. Medinsky noted that during its existence, the military-historical society has installed throughout the country more than 70 monuments and 1.2 thousand memorial plaques dedicated to the heroes of our country. Medinsky arrived in Novosibirsk with a working trip. After the opening of the monument, he met schoolchildren and history teachers and gave them an open history lesson. The program of the trip also includes a visit to a circus, a music school, a conservatory and a choreographic school. In the evening at the Opera and Ballet Theater he will hold a working meeting with the heads of cultural institutions of Novosibirsk.

Address: Petukhov Boulevard


Sculpture Guardian Angel in Novosibirsk

The sculptural composition "Guardian Angel" is installed on Sverdlov Street opposite the Regional Administration building. It was made in July 2010 at the VI Annual Symposium of Stone Sculpture in Novosibirsk. According to the author, the idea of sculpture was born in Barnaul and was supposed to appear there. However, the city authorities did not find a place for it.

The angel has a globe in his hands; on it is a schematic map of the Central District depicting his main symbols - the Opera Theater, the building of the Local History Museum, the Central Chapel, the Globe Theater and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Material - Sayanogorsk marble. Sculptor - Alexander Markin (Barnaul).

Address: st. Sverdlov, d.21


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