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In the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, this pedestal was erected on the eve of the sixtieth anniversary of the victory in the Second World War on May 7, 2005. This was expected for a long time, about nine years. The plot of the composition was proposed by the public organization of the city “Blockade” back in the late nineties.
The idea arose because in wartime three thousand people were evacuated to Krasnoyarsk from Leningrad during the blockade. In 2001, only two thousand five hundred rubles were collected for the monument, and five hundred thousand are needed.
The city administration allocated two hundred thousand rubles for paving stones, so problems arose due to funding. A fundraising campaign was announced among the local population; they managed to raise money only three years later in 2004. Also, a problem arose with the choice of a place for the monument. He was transferred, and then decided to stop where the streets of the Paris Commune and Peace unite.
The architect Andrey Kasatkin and the artist Zinich Konstantin came up with the design, who created the figures from his children: the eight-year-old daughter Karima and the five-year-old son Ernest. They were dressed in certain clothes, the girl was given a thin piece of bread (rations for a day during the blockade). And the boy held a can in his hands, with which he ran for drinking water to the Neva River.
The sculptures of the girl and the boy were made of bronze, and the pedestal for them is made of granite. And behind the backs of children are sledges, on which at that time in Leningrad the dead were transported to common graves. And also the lattice of a summer garden of this city is made.
Military monuments always excite people, and children's monuments touch to tears. They are treated with excitement, no one is soulless. Near the construction, there are always people of war children, and not only on big holidays. Guests and residents come to honor the memory at any time of the year, they bring fresh flowers to the pedestal, they just stand in silence and watch.
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