Monument to P. P. Bazhov

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  • Памятник П. П. Бажову. Photo 1


The monument to Pavel Petrovich Bazhov, installed on the dam of the city pond in the center of Yekaterinburg, is an important symbol of the city’s connection with the work and personality of the outstanding Ural writer.

The opening of the bust of Bazhov took place on March 11, 1958. The monument depicts the writer with his head bowed, which may symbolize his immersion in creative reflection. The bust is made of bronze, and the pedestal is made of red granite, on which the years of Bazhov’s life and death are indicated. Also on the pedestal is a symbolic stone flower, referencing his famous fairy tale “The Malachite Box”.

It is interesting to note that there are two monuments to P.P. Bazhov in the city. The first is a bust installed on the dam in 1958, and the second is a full-length monument that appeared in 1961 at the writer’s grave at the Ivanovo cemetery. Both monuments are important elements of the city’s cultural heritage and remind of Bazhov’s contribution to Ural literature.

Erected in Soviet times, the monument to Bazhov on the dam occupies a central place in the city space, emphasizing its significance and importance for the residents of Yekaterinburg.


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