Rating: 7,5/10 (100 votes)
Monument to the Cossack Kharko description and photo - Ukraine: Kharkov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
Photo and description
Monument to the Cossack Kharko or, as it is also called, - `` Monument to the founders of the city of Kharkov '', `` Equestrian statue of Kharko '', `` Monument to the founders of Kharkov in honor of the 350th anniversary cities " - this is a monument to the mythical creator of Kharkiv, the Cossack Kharko.
In 2004, the Moscow mayor's office conceived the idea, initiated by Yuri Luzhkov, to give Kharkiv a monument to its founder in honor of the 350th anniversary of the city. The order for the production was given to the famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.
The equestrian bronze statue was made in St. Petersburg by a factory of monumental sculptures. But at whose expense it is a controversial issue, since everywhere it was said that the manufacture of the monument was paid for by the Moscow mayor's office, but on a commemorative plaque, which is attached to the monument, it is written that it was made at the expense of O. G. Shishkin, P. Ya. Fuks and G. A. Kernes, which means that it was donated by them.
They transported it disassembled, and upon arrival, Russian specialists mounted it right on Lenin Avenue. The monument is anchored on 13-meter piles driven into the ground. The monument was opened on August 22, 2004. The ceremony was attended by the mayor of the city of Kharkov Vladimir Shumilkin and Yevgeny Kushnaryov - the chairman of the regional administration. At the foot of the monument, they laid a message for future generations of Kharkiv residents in a metal capsule.
The monument itself is a figure of a horseman, turning in free movement. In his hands, the rider holds a spear and shield, and over his shoulders he has a bow and arrows. He is dressed in a rifleman's uniform. The rider looks to the south, that is, as if entering Kharkov from the north. As the creator, Zurab Tsereteli, commented, this statue symbolizes the unity of Ukraine and Russia and the spirit of freedom inherent in the Ukrainian people.
The height of the pedestal, faced with red granite, is 8.5 m. The height of the bronze horseman is 4 meters. And the monument weighs over 700 tons.
We also recommend reading East gate (Oostpoort) description and photos - Netherlands: Delft
Topic: Monument to the Cossack Kharko description and photo - Ukraine: Kharkov.