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Monument "My first teacher" description and photo - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Monument " My first teacher " was installed on September 1 in 1996 in a public garden, at the intersection of Moskovskaya and Solyanaya streets. The most interesting thing about this seemingly modern monument is its history.
At the beginning of 1911, on Novo-Cathedral Square, opposite the conservatory, in front of the main entrance to Lipki Park, a monument to Alexander II was solemnly opened (the author of the monument - S.M. Volnukhin). The composition consisted of four sculptures, symbolizing the main services of the monarch, and in the middle, on a pedestal, was the tsar-father himself, a reformer. The bronze four included: a peasant-sower blessing his freedom; a kneeling Bulgarian with a child, thanking for the liberation from the Turkish yoke; the goddess of justice Themis, seated on a throne with scales in her hands; and a lady and a girl, bent over a book. The similarity of such a monument can be seen on Stolypin Square, opposite the Radishchev Museum.
The monument to Alexander the Second stood until 1918 and its further fate was unknown, although it was traced in the Dzerzhinsky pedestal on the station square in the form of traces of knocked down decorations and inscriptions on polished granite ...
Sculpture " lady with a girl " more fortunate: for some time she stood in front of the children's clinic, until the Soviet authorities saw in this a `` sad hint '' and the sculpture disappeared again until the nineties. Now one-fifth of the architectural monument of a century ago has become an independent part of the history of Saratov and the personification of education in Russia.
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