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Monument to A. Butlerov description and photo - Russia - Volga region: Kazan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The monument to Butlerov is located in the center of Kazan, in the Pushkin square (or Lenin Garden, as it was called for many years). The monument to Alexander Mikhailovich Butlerov (1828 - 1886), the world famous chemist, was installed in 1978. The opening of the monument was timed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the scientist.
The monument was created by the sculptor Yu.G. Orekhov and architects V.A.Peterburzhtsev and A.V. Stepanov. The monument is cast from bronze and represents the figure of a scientist, comfortably sitting in an armchair. A pensive face and a look directed into the depths of his consciousness express the inner tension of the scientist. Bronze Butlerov in an armchair is located on a granite pedestal. His image is light, calm and wise. On the left side of the pedestal there is a chemical formula (this is the formula of the benzene ring, which was one of the main discoveries of the scientist).
Butlerov was born in Chistopol, Kazan province. In Kazan, Butlerov studied at the gymnasium, and at the age of 16 he entered the university. Famous scientists K.K. Klaus and N.N. Zinin were his teachers and scientific supervisors at Kazan University. Under their leadership, Butlerov conducted his first chemical experiments. In 1851, Butlerov defended his dissertation and received the title of Master of Science. Two years later, in Moscow, Butlerov defended his doctoral dissertation.
In 1857, Butlerov became a professor at Kazan University. He was engaged in scientific work and research that allowed him to make a number of scientific discoveries in the field of chemistry. Butlerov was twice appointed rector of Kazan University, but he could not refuse scientific work. In the sixties, he developed a new direction in his research work - he studied the chemical structure of substances.
Butlerov worked in Kazan until 1869, and then was invited to St. Petersburg University. There he continued the research begun in Kazan. Many of Butlerov's discoveries in the field of synthesis are currently of great importance in the development of practical activity. The scientist died in 1886 on his estate Butlerovka, located near the town of Chistopol. A chapel was erected on his grave.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the scientist at Kazan University, the V.I. Butlerov. One of the streets of Kazan is named after the scientist.
The Butlerov monument in the center of Kazan is a permanent meeting place for Kazan youth.
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