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Cosmonauts embankment description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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In the 18-19 centuries, the Volga embankment resembled a port town, completely consisting of marinas and warehouses. And the street running along the river was called Millionnaya. A little higher up the Volga were the dilapidated houses of workers and drinking establishments with cheap shops for them.
For the first time, the question of the construction of the embankment was voiced back in 1902, but only in 1922 a project for the development of the coastal zone was drawn up. The project was not approved, as was the subsequent proposed in 1926.
In 1947, several descents to the river were built, and along the line of the future embankment they began to build houses - stalinkas. And only in 1959, under the leadership of the architect Petrushenko and the engineer Delinikaitis, the construction of the four-level embankment began using the method of folk construction. In 1962 (after the first cosmonaut landed on Saratov land), the street was named `` Cosmonauts' Embankment. ''
Now the embankment, one and a half kilometers long, starts from Babushkin Vzvoz and ends at the first span of the road bridge connecting the two the cities of Saratov and Engels across the Volga.
At the very beginning of the lower tier of the embankment is the Rotunda - a favorite place for artists and couples in love. On the feast of Epiphany, a bathing font is cut down every year near the Rotunda. A monument to two lovers was erected nearby, adding another address to the newlyweds in the list of the wedding route, and now every newly-minted husband, as a sign of love and gratitude, ties a ribbon to a rather tall monument. Also, the lower tier was looked after by skateboarders and with obvious periodicity they hold local competitions. At the end of the lower tier of the embankment, opposite the marinas with steamers, in the summer there are coffee and children's attractions. At the middle levels, decorative flowers, shrubs and trees are planted, under the crowns of which it is so pleasant to sit and admire the Volga landscape. On the upper level of the Cosmonauts Embankment there is a monument to Yuri Gagarin and a river station building.
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