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    Z. Cossacks write the letter to Turkish Sultan

    by JuliaMac Written Jun 28, 2012

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    On September 28, 2008 in Krasnodar 215 anniversary celebration from the date of formation of the Kuban capital on crossing of streets Krasnaya and Gorkogo there was a solemn opening of a city sculpture based on I.Repin picture "The Zaporozhye Cossacks write the letter to the Turkish sultan". In 1888 Ilya Repin ar"rived in Ekaterinodar for a sketch of types of the Kuban Cossacks to the picture conceived by it "The Zaporozhye Cossacks write the letter to the Turkish sultan". In a village Pashkovsky he made more than ten sketches.

    Cossacks of a village Pashkovsky, heroes of the Crimean war became prototypes for future picture. In the middle of the XVII century the Turkish sultan angered by actions of Zaporozhetses, sent them the ultimatum, demanding to lose voluntary and without the slightest resistance. The Zaporozhye Cossacks gave it the worthy answer in the letter, process of writing of the letter and is represented on a sculpture "The Zaporozhye Cossacks write the letter to the Turkish sultan".
    Repin worked in Ekaterinodara over a picture «The Zaporozhye Cossacks write the letter to the Turkish Sultan» which wrote more than eleven years. The central image of a picture - well-known Zaporozhye koshevy ataman Ivan Sirko known for that organized letter writing to Turkish sultan Mukhamed IV. The artist saw in the picture the anthem to freedom-loving patriots and men of courage.

    According to the author of a sculpture of a krasnodarets Valeria Pchelina, «the highlight of a monument is that citizens, city visitors can not only look at composition, but also sit down for a table and participate in letter writing».

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    The theater of light opera

    by JuliaMac Written Dec 15, 2011

    The theater of light opera (Musical theater).Краснодарский theater of light opera was born from an operetta enterprise of madam Amirago … In 1931 its troupe was registered by the city of Armavir as the first Azovo-Black Sea regional theater of a musical comedy. Now here you can see the operas, light operas and ballet.

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    Touch them a nose or a paw for Luck....

    by JuliaMac Updated Nov 13, 2011

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    Two charming-petty-bourgeois doggies and some words from a poem: "It not the dog's wildness, it's Dog's capital" Vl. Mayakovsky. Mayakovsky's charming playful poem about Krasnodar - shows his rare observation. In Krasnodar many dogs were valid. Dogs were different and good.
    "Capital Sobachkina" is the comic city sculpture evoked by a literary poem!!!!

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    Monument in honor of Kuban Cossack army

    by JuliaMac Written Sep 26, 2011
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    Monument in honor of the 200 anniversary of the Kuban Cossack army, 1897 (it is restored in 1999), the architect V.A.Filippov. It's on crossing of street Red and Budyonny's street.

    At this monument truly surprising destiny. Creation of a memorable obelisk has been dated for celebrating of the two-hundredth anniversary of the Kuban Cossack army solemnly noted in October, 1896.
    Actually Kuban Cossack army has been created in 1860 by merge of the Black Sea and Linear Cossack armies, . About these events, and also about heroic service of the Kuban Cossacks in glory of Russia narrate four memorial plates of an obelisk.

    In 20th years of the XX-th century from obelisk top the overgilded two-headed eagle – a symbol of imperial Russia has disappeared, and in 30th years the monument was and is at all disassembled. So blatant injustice has been corrected at the end of the century. During celebrating трехсотлетнего anniversary of the Kuban Cossack army the new bookmark of a monument has taken place, and in two years it has appeared before inhabitants of Kuban in the primordial form.

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    Alexander’s Arch of Triumph

    by JuliaMac Updated Jul 18, 2011

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    Aleksandrovsky triumphal arch

    Alexander’s Arch of Triumph was dedicated in 1888 in honor of the arrival of Emperor Alexander III to Krasnodar.
    The arch was demolished in the thirties opf the last century.
    In 2009 the arch was restored, but now in a new place: in Krasnaya Street .

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    Alexander Nevsky Church

    by JuliaMac Updated Jul 11, 2011

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    Church of Alexandr Nevskii

    The people call this church a white temple.
    The foundation stone of this temple was laid by the Cossacks’ Ataman Kuhorenko .
    Russian czars visited this church during their visit to Krasnodar (Alexandr III. Nikolai II).
    After 1917 it was destroyed and only a few years ago was restored.
    Old photos helped to restore this church.

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    New monument in town

    by JuliaMac Updated Jul 11, 2011

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    The monument to atamans (the founders of Kuban Territory) has been dedicated recently in the centre of Krasnodar in front of the building of the regional administration.
    The figure of the horseman was created within two years. A three-ton figure had been cast of bronze in Rostov, and then was delivered by helicopter to Krasnodar, the Kuban Territory capital.
    According to sculptor, Alexander Apollonova, the monument is an embodiment of the collective image of Russian Cossacks. However, some people find a similarity to the legendary ataman Anton Golovaty in the features of the horseman.
    The height of the figure along with the pedestal is four and a half meters.

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    Pushkin's library

    by JuliaMac Updated Jul 11, 2011

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    Pushkin's library

    The central street of city – Krasnaya Street (“Red Street”) begins from Pushkin's library.
    It is a very long street and the most beautiful one in city.
    You can see a lot of old buildings in this street.
    Now this street has become the main shopping street with lots of boutique stores.
    Shoping in this street is one of our favorite pastimes here :-)

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    Buildings of law and finance

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 25, 2005

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    Procuratory building in Krasnodar
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    Though quite in dispute, Russian law is still trying to become more justified. Corruption one day has to stop and let's hope it starts in the courthouses of Krasnodar. Anya, Irina's sister that studied law on Krasnodar's university, will show the right way (-:
    Money talks, in court but especially in business. Many banks have found their way in Krasnodar and no other then in the Netherlands they house in the most large and beautiful buildings in town (still stating that they really care for the customer).

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    Russian, lovers of the fine arts

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 25, 2005

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    Philharmonic concert hall of Krasnodar
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    Russians are truely art lovers. The number of museums, theatres and other art foundations are much larger then in any Western country. Painting, dance, music and acting are school subjects and people are raised with a large art feeling. Sadly, due to too many students in this field, many end up unemployed. Others however make fame in other countries, thus raising the name Russia has held already many decades. In Krasnodar, many theatres and concert halls can be found. Almost every night somewhere there is a program that could interest you. In the weekends, it's even hard to choose.

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    Literature, something Russians are still proud of

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 25, 2005

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    View over a quite day on Pushkin Square
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    Who doesn't know Pushkin, the great and tragic Russian poet. All Russians love him, even just in a patriotic way (without having read one poem of the writer. But many other Russian writers have a famous name in the international literature world. Tolstoi, Tsjechov, Gogol, Dostojevski and many others. The Kuban (Krasnodar Kray) however also delivered it's share, a true mix of Southern and traditional Russian styles. This is interesting to discover in the Kuban Literature Museum. Furthermore a classic building on the Pushkin Square shows the importance of literature to the Russians. Yes, of course, the square is with a statue of the poet and also has the huge Kuban Pushkin Public Library.

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    Governemental buildings in Krasnodar

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 25, 2005

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    Krasnodar Kray Duma (parlement)
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    Krasnodar, as one of the largest cities in Russia's Southern European parts, is appointed to be one of the main governemental centres. Not only the city administration has to coop with a population of a near million, the Kray administration serves a region roughly the seize of 150% the Netherlands, with around 8 million inhabitants. The region is quite important in agricultural sense. Producing an enormous amount of food for the whole of Russia.

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    Krasnodar Kray and City Historical Museum

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 25, 2005

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    The spectacular facade of the Historical Museum

    Within the city of Krasnodar, capitol of the Kray that is named afterthis city, but is generally known as the Kuban, one can get to know everything about it's history in the Historical Museum. This museum has a great collection of items throughout the almost 3.000 years history of the region. Earliest settlers were local inhabitants that soon were dealing with the Greeks that created trading posts along this part of the Black Sea. Especially the artifacts from this period are remarkable and fine.

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    Other historical monuments

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    Lenin ... well, his theories supported an ideal dr
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    There used to be a time in which all Russian towns and villages had (several) statues of the most well-known (or should I say infamous) Sowjet statesmen. Luckely already during the Sowjet regime, people started to find out what demonish man Stalin actually was and how many people disappeared in the Gulag's or were immediately "disappearing" from daily. Lenin however is still seen as a great man and appearing in several towns, as well as in Krasnodar. though his communistic ideas are definately responsible for the downfall of the Sowjet republics towards the rest of the world, his ideoligy is still quite favorite in Russia, as well as outside Russia.
    Among monuments one surely also should take the magnificent old buildings along Krasnaja Ulitsa (and on some other places in town, that hold breathtaking architecture and many decorations.

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    The new Kozak monument

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    Honouring the founders of the town: the Kozaks
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    Krasnodar used to be known as Ekaterinodar. This name was given to the town that appeard around a Kozak outpost in Southern Russia, from where these famous horsemen, conquered land towards the Caucasus mountain range. Though the Kozak's in the civil war after the revolution choose side of the empirial troops (the white army), now-a-days their effort in expansion for the great Russian country, is rewarded qith monuments, especially here in the South. In 2005 a new monument was erected, in front of the Krasnodarskii Kray provincial house.

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