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“The size of the monument should be determined by the degree of significance of the event for the entire civilization. We are not trying to carve an epic out of stone, depict a scene of moonlight, or write a sonnet; we are not dealing with mysticism or tragedy, but rather with constructive and dramatic moments or turning points in our amazing story, ”said Gutzon Borglum, a sculptor who created Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore (Mount Rushmore) is located near the town of Keystone (Keystone), in the mountain region of Black Hills (Black Hills), in the territory of the US state of South Dakota. In its rock, huge granite sculptures are carved, forming the National Presidential Memorial of the United States. Continue reading
Russia is a huge and great country that is rich in great and wonderful cities. I would like to talk about each separately. Let’s start with the largest city of Siberia – Krasnoyarsk. We will hold a small excursion. The godfather of Krasnoyarsk, the initiator of its construction was the first Yenisei voivode Yakov Ignatievich Khripunov, appointed to Yeniseisk in 1623. It was he who sent his relative Andrei Anufrievich Dubensky with the Cossacks up the Yenisei – to look after the place for the construction of the prison, which from the south would cover Yeniseisk from the raids of “non-peaceful” local residents and ensured the collection of tribute from the Kachinsky Tatars. Andrey Dubensky left a horse on the bank of the Yenisei, threw a sword on the ground and said that a city would be founded on this place. That is why the Strelka has a white horse monument dedicated to the Russian explorers of Siberia. Continue reading