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President opened the legendary fountain

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President Vladimir Putin arrived in Volgograd with a brief visit. He took part in the opening ceremony of one of the symbols of the undefeated Stalingrad - the recreated fountain "Children's dance".


Against the background of the destroyed Hitler aviation Station around the crocodile dancing children. There are six of them - three boys and three girls - they hold hands tightly, frogs sit around them, from which jets of water beat. The fountain - an allegory to Chukovsky’s fairy tale "The Stolen Sun" - became a symbol of the military stories Stalingrad.

This typical for its time sculptural group was installed in several cities at once in the thirties, but only one fountain remained in memory, captured by photographer Emanuel Evzerin 23 August 1942 after the German bombardment. Then 40 thousands of civilians died. Photo "thundered" to the whole world, becoming a symbol of the undefeated city.

After the performance of the veterans, the president came out to the microphone. “The history of the Great Patriotic War knows many glorious pages and symbols of our victory,” he said. This composition symbolized joy, life, carefree childhood. “But she was destined to become another symbol,” Putin said. “A picture of this sculptural group of dancing children flown around the world against the background of the burning ruins of Stalingrad.

Thanking the organizers, the head of state said: "We will always think that truth is always higher than hatred, enmity and barbarism." After that he pressed the button and the fountain started working. At the same time, “Russian Knights” appeared in the cloudless sky as proof that the tragedy of Stalingrad would never happen again. The head of state also spoke with the front-line soldiers: he listened carefully to each of them.

The biker Surgeon (Alexander Zaldostanov), the leader of the Night Wolves motor club, suggested restoring the sculptures. He was a confidant of Vladimir Putin in the elections, repeatedly participated in both official and unofficial events of the president, and Putin came to the Night Wolves bike show.
A copy of the fountain was made by sculptor Alexander Burganov - in his time he studied with the author of the original fountain, Romuald Iodko. The pre-war recreated fountain was placed at the railway station. "Exact copy!" - the surgeon assured journalists. A reduced copy of the sculptural group is now located next to the panorama of the Battle of Stalingrad - in ruined form. It is curious that after the war the fountain was already restored, but it did not stay long: the authorities decided to dismantle it.

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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 24 August 2013 07: 08
    17
    The event is extremely important, joyful! Photos are cool, I would like to go there!
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 24 August 2013 10: 41
      +4
      I recall a scene from the movie "The Enemy at the Gates" (although the film as a whole did not like it) when Vasily Zaitsev shot 5 Germans from this fountain
      1. Metlik
        Metlik 24 August 2013 16: 35
        +6
        Our Russian film needs to be made about Zaitsev. I read his memoirs "There is no land for us beyond the Volga" - it is amazing how a person could survive in this hell and win. It would be nice if a talented director, for example, Timur Bekmambetov, took on this.
        1. datur
          datur 24 August 2013 21: 00
          0
          and ,, ANGELS OF DEATH ,, - isn't it about him?
          1. Hort
            Hort 26 August 2013 08: 04
            +3
            no. In Zaitsev’s memoirs, there’s not a word that they wanted to shoot him, well, about the boy and his fighting girlfriend, too.
            Both films - both ours and the bourgeois one, a free allegory.
            Especially "The Enemy at the Gates" is generally the complete opposite of Zaitsev's own memoirs, filled with clichés about evil special officers, transportation under machine guns to a warring city and other garbage
    2. baltika-18
      baltika-18 24 August 2013 15: 36
      +8
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      The event is extremely important, joyful

      But they made a show out of it in the "best" Western traditions. I watched it and felt sad. Where are we going ?.
    3. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 25 August 2013 15: 06
      +2
      Feast in Time of Plague.

      1. The new fountain is NOT an exact replica of that legendary Stolen Sun fountain.

      A new craft looks like a mockery of a story - pioneers have grown old on 7-8 years, all this closely does not correspond to the original - in Volgograd, everyone laughs at the new "sculpture" (if you have eyes, open them up and look at the photo in the article). Who is the author of this work? Undergraduate student?
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      Event is crucial

      Of course, the event is extremely important for ordinary Volgograd residents.
      After all the fountain was built on the site of the ONLY parking at the railway station. How to be people now? Fuck with suitcases hell knows where?

      In short, guys, it all looks like a feast during the plague. An attempt to instill "patriotism" in such ways, scoring on the interests of ordinary people, causes only an unpleasant feeling of rejection
      1. afire
        afire 25 August 2013 20: 26
        0
        as promised 2 months ago, posted the initiative on the site ROI.RU

        https://www.roi.ru/private/view/poll/bezopasnost/okazanie-dopolnitelnogo-finansi

        rovaniya-ministerstva-oborony-rossijskoj-federatcii-so-storony-grazhdan-rossijsk

        oj-federatcii-na-dobrovolnyh-nachalah /

        The provision of additional financing by the citizens of the Russian Federation on a voluntary basis by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

        in 2 days 15 vs 7 request
        For forum administrators - it makes sense to put a link to this initiative in the header of the site so that it collects 100.000 votes
  2. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 24 August 2013 07: 13
    12
    It was not only the recreated symbol of the undefeated STALINGRAD that was discovered! Here is the same way and undefeated RUSSIA, like the PHOENIX bird, will be reborn from the ashes and become POWER with a capital letter.
    I can imagine how now our very "free liberal press", living on grants because of the "hillock", will raise a high - PUTIN HAS ARRIVED IN STALINGRAD! TO STALINGRAD !!!
    1. FATEMOGAN
      FATEMOGAN 24 August 2013 15: 40
      +3
      Quote: KazaK Bo
      It was not only the recreated symbol of the undefeated STALINGRAD that was discovered! Here is the same undefeated RUSSIA, like a phoenix bird


      Moscow bikers held a patriotic show "Stalingrad" in Volgograd. The program included a salute, a display of war equipment and quotes from Stalin.

      The ceremonial event at the Moscow bike club Night Wolves coincided with the anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazi forces on the Volga. And the day before, 71 years have passed since the day of the longest and destructive bombing of the city. In memory of this, the leader of the "Night Wolves" Alexander "Surgeon" Zaldostanov, together with Vladimir Putin, opened the "Children's Round Dance" fountain, one of the symbols of the battle. Later, Zaldostanov will enter the scene of the bike show to quote Joseph Stalin.

      The surgeon also compared Stalingrad with Jerusalem, and the victory in that battle with the second coming of Christ in the image of a Soviet soldier.

      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 25 August 2013 15: 18
        +2
        Quote: FATEMOGAN
        Moscow bikers held a patriotic show "Stalingrad" in Volgograd. The program included a salute, a display of war equipment and quotes from Stalin.

        And the program included a grand booze from 7 evenings to 6 mornings in the lower village of VGTZ, in an arena specially built for such cases

        They quoted from Stalin ... and at least one patriot biker, breaking away from a can of beer, remembered What event is celebrated in Volgograd on 23 of August of each year?

        23.08.1942 the first massive bombing of the city took place, where only according to official figures 40 thousand people died. civilian population (1 / 2 of Nagasaki victims) ~ absolutely all older Volgograd residents are sure that the tragedy happened due to Stalin's ban on evacuating the civilian population on the left bank of the Volga

        There you need to light candles and walk a procession, and not hum with bikes and sip beer, enjoying your "patriotic" drive

        Monument to the victims of the bombing on the upper terrace of the embankment of Volgograd
    2. Grenz
      Grenz 25 August 2013 18: 56
      +1
      On the Mamaev Kurgan there is also a museum of Stalin. The Kremlin’s cabinet was reconstructed, where strategic decisions were made. Small but still.
  3. Jacob31
    Jacob31 24 August 2013 07: 16
    +8
    Yes, the past must be remembered and honored !!!! There are still good people who think about glorious people Veterans, and do not fill with pockets with dough !!!
  4. GREAT RUSSIA
    GREAT RUSSIA 24 August 2013 08: 52
    +3
    I completely agree with you Jacob31 the past must be remembered and honored and thank God that there are still such people who care about veterans. Veterans of long life. It would be even better if they repaired Mother Motherland next year and put up another large monument. smile And this monument is beautiful and conveys the peaceful atmosphere that was before the war. winked
  5. Rezun
    Rezun 24 August 2013 08: 54
    +4
    Give "Stalingrad" !!!
    1. Gari
      Gari 24 August 2013 14: 31
      +3
      Quote: Rezun
      Give "Stalingrad" !!!

      It remains to return the proud name of the city to the Hero-Stalingrad!
      1. Neo1982
        Neo1982 25 August 2013 10: 40
        +2
        It remains to regain the sovereignty lost in 1991.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 24 August 2013 09: 29
    +2
    Yes, such a symbol for Stalingrad, at the level of the Banner of Victory!
  7. Kosatka
    Kosatka 24 August 2013 09: 56
    +1
    The start of the run of the Night Wolves bikers to Stalingrad began with an action in Sevastopol, more precisely on the 35th - Coastal Battery. And holding the Bike Show near Sevastopol. "Night Wolves" and their program were on top as always. The show, according to the information of the cops, was visited by more than 50. [Media = http: //nts-tv.com/people/000-gorst-zavetnojj-zemli.html]
  8. Sakmagon
    Sakmagon 24 August 2013 09: 58
    13
    No wonder holding on!
  9. GREAT RUSSIA
    GREAT RUSSIA 24 August 2013 10: 43
    +5
    let's hope that now they will rename Volgograd to STALINGRAD then it really will become a nightmare for the Nazis, and for our veterans the pride and pride of our GREAT MOTHERLAND OF RUSSIA soldier
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 24 August 2013 12: 30
      +5
      And you asked the residents if they need such a renaming? I will be responsible for the majority, because I myself live in the Volgograd region for 20 years, of which 6 is in Volgograd itself. So, renaming to amuse someone’s self-esteem will cost a huge penny. The penny that the city needs so much. We have built the second stage of metrotram 25 years !!! The roads are as if the Germans had retreated yesterday, but about salaries he said below.
      First, make a decent life for Volgograd residents, and then maybe we'll talk about renaming. And then Allah gives money to one region from the heart, and we suck our paw !!!
      1. Hudo
        Hudo 25 August 2013 09: 55
        0
        Quote: Kibalchish
        First, make a decent life for Volgograd residents, and then maybe we'll talk about renaming.



        It seems KIBALCHISH (!!!), but reason like the last bad guy. Reasoning reasonably! Not everything in life is measured by a barrel of jam and a basket of cookies.
        Sincerely.
        1. Constantine
          Constantine 26 August 2013 09: 44
          +1
          Quote: Hudo
          It seems KIBALCHISH (!!!), but reason like the last bad guy. Reasoning reasonably! Not everything in life is measured by a barrel of jam and a basket of cookies.
          Sincerely.


          This is all wassat
      2. Ka-52
        Ka-52 26 August 2013 16: 45
        0
        I agree with you in many respects; my aunt lives in the Volgograd region. The Volgograd region remains one of the subsidized regions, with a negative reaction of residents to all the actions of local authorities. Roads x ... e, just remember the bridge. Yes, in percentage terms, the Volgograd region receives less subsidies than the Caucasus, but this does not justify the inaction of local officials.
        AMF article:
        City Hall simply uses the funds inefficiently. We are talking about the costs of maintaining the management apparatus. They significantly exceed the established standards. So, in 2008, the cost overrun amounted to about
        1 billion rubles, in 2009 - about 600 million rubles.

        Article for 2009:
        The Volgograd administration intends to convince the authorities in the region of the need to allocate a share of federal subsidies for the regional center.
        Depending on the total amount of federal subsidies, the expectations of the regional center vary from 640 million to 1,4 billion rubles. The amounts designated by the city administration as a proposed amendment are not accidental. Volgograd financiers proceeded from the observance of the same proportions of their own revenues of the regional budget and the budget of Volgograd this year compared to 2008, as well as from the ratio of the total population of the region, which is 2,6 million people, and the population of the city of Volgograd - 1,017 million inhabitants or 39% of the region’s population. Thus, according to the municipality, the regional center has the right to count on the amount of 39% of the total federal subsidies: 640 million rubles - from 1,6 billion rubles (first tranche), or 1,4 billion rubles - from 3,6 , XNUMX billion rubles (the amount of subsidies, taking into account the second tranche).
        It is worth noting that Volgograd needs 400 million rubles to pay city workers in December alone. If city amendments are not adopted by parliamentarians of the region, then Volgograd doctors, teachers, and cultural workers will remain without a salary in December.
        The amount of the Volgograd share of subsidies for balanced budgets will be introduced as an amendment to the budget of the current year on November 5.

        And now excerpts about officials:
        According to the rating of the FBK audit and consulting company, in 66 regions the average salary of officials is 1,5 times or more higher than the average salary of citizens; in the whole country, officials receive 65% more than the average Russian. At the same time, the vast majority of regions from this rating are subsidized.

        Those finances that are allocated: are torn between regional and municipal officials.
        Volgograd has unique recreational areas: Volga, Akhtuba, which can be developed. The city itself is to some extent a monument. The main share of the budget of the Volgograd region (not Volgograd) is agricultural products. And while the region cannot earn for itself!
  10. Chebyran
    Chebyran 24 August 2013 11: 08
    0
    Yes, all this is very good, but Putin was 20 minutes late.
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 24 August 2013 13: 14
      +1
      That's not a lot. Seriously, GDP is easily delayed for an hour at summits in St. Petersburg or Sochi. In this case, it is almost on time.
    2. ivshubarin
      ivshubarin 24 August 2013 14: 54
      +4
      It is late, but everywhere it is in time both to the factory and to the summit and to the opening of the fountain
    3. Russ69
      Russ69 24 August 2013 14: 55
      +2
      Quote: Chebyran
      Yes, all this is very good, but Putin was 20 minutes late.

      So what? All amicably, for this we shout: "Down with Putin! Democracy is in danger!"
      And in general, the authorities are not late, but delayed ... smile
  11. Grenz
    Grenz 24 August 2013 11: 55
    +8
    And I was there. The day before the opening, everything was still in the woods, and not all veterans reacted so unequivocally, not to the opening of the fountain, but to the bike show on that very day. (Details in the newspaper "Stalingradskaya Pravda").
    The day of August 23, 1942 is a special day, on this day 40 thousand Stalingrad residents died as a result of a stellar raid by fascist aviation. My father was a kid and remained alive only because he was next to the Volga. So the water and the coast was like boiling water. And how many people were cooked in basements and sewers. 40 thousand in one day. Dresden is resting. And the crash of motorcycles during memorial events, you see, is not the best addition. One could do this on August 24th. But the event took place. And for the young, it was impressive. And veterans - well, whoever hears them now.
    And yet. Residents are wondering - why is the moto-biker restoring this historical monument? We have that there is no national treasure of Russia in the person of, say, GAZPROM.
    And further. There is a Russian vote for ten symbols of Russia. Yesterday on TV - vote for the Kolomna Kremlin. The Kremlin is good.
    But on this site there was material about the hitting of liberals at the symbol of Stalingrad, the MOTHERLINE. Veterans asked - support us, defend the MOTHERLAND. I will vote for this symbol and to whom this shrine is not indifferent - please support!
    1. ed65b
      ed65b 24 August 2013 13: 21
      +3
      I'm talking about the same golimy PR of Moscow "biker-party people" with incomprehensible goals.
    2. sashka
      sashka 25 August 2013 03: 30
      +1
      Quote: grenz
      But on this site there was material about the hitting of liberals at the symbol of Stalingrad, the MOTHERLINE. Veterans asked - support us, defend the MOTHERLAND

      This is all clear .. A simple question. Who are the liberals from whom it is necessary to escape .. As the current ones declare themselves to be liberals ... I don’t see a conclusion ..
  12. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 24 August 2013 12: 15
    +3
    I do not even live in Volgograd, but in the region, in the district center. Recently, our region was recognized as the most dysfunctional. Roads have been everywhere since the 70's, they close the district hospital, the wages are beggarly, complete lack of rights ... and they open fountains. I foresee a bunch of minuses, but this populism is tired.
    1. Jack122
      Jack122 24 August 2013 20: 38
      +5
      Why cons? I live far from Volgograd (Novosibirsk), but even here I heard about the terrible state of the city, as if the local authorities had completely hammered, I really wanted to go to Mamaev Kurgan. I wonder: Putin looked the city? There was a time. And he also probably heard Isinbayeva’s statement about the city
      1. Steppenwolf
        Steppenwolf 25 August 2013 03: 06
        0
        if you want to laugh, ask any of us if anyone in our city knows the mayor, head, or city manager - 80 percent will be hard pressed to answer)))
        ps religion apparently doesn’t allow the authorities to repair the roads with us, but in some microdistricts, a block of curbs is laid in whole blocks, instead of last year’s freshly laid, apparently there’s nowhere to go ....
      2. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 25 August 2013 15: 34
        +1
        Quote: Jack122
        I wonder: Putin looked the city? Time was

        Yes, I took a helicopter ride, as usual
        Quote: Jack122
        And he also probably heard Isinbayeva’s statement about the city

        It turned out funny. The day before, collages appeared in all city newspapers - Isinbaev's champion next to the governor
  13. ed65b
    ed65b 24 August 2013 13: 00
    +1
    Of course, I'm for the monument, but I'm worried about the flickering of the semi-criminal club "night wolves" near the GDP. could the veterans' organizations organize the restoration of the fountain or the local authorities? Why promote wolves and a particular surgeon?
  14. ed65b
    ed65b 24 August 2013 13: 25
    +3
    There is a flood in Khabar, people have lost everything, and Putin opens a fountain in Volgograd, a country of contrasts. And the "Surgeon" now has an ego that has grown to the skies, well, I caught God for yay.
    1. Steppenwolf
      Steppenwolf 25 August 2013 03: 13
      0
      yes and here + Gd for eggs + ...
      Think better and analyze: a dude arrived on a motorcycle and said: "There will be a fountain here!" - and within a couple of months they made a monument in duplicate, carried out surveys, brought communications, demolished buildings that could not be demolished for several years, smashed the PROSECUTOR'S parking lot to hell ...
      So with the ego, the Surgeon was all right long before the day before yesterday ...))) +
      1. ed65b
        ed65b 25 August 2013 09: 17
        +2
        the surgeon became well after the GDP rolled on the tricycle. Just like Baturina, with her husband, the mayor, business was popped up.
  15. Grenz
    Grenz 24 August 2013 13: 44
    +3
    Someone minusanul me.
    I am glad. It didn’t go where it was. Swims and observes from there - where else to throw to stink.
    And at the expense of the wolves I am you ed65bI support. Next to the Tractor Plant, a wolf grin was erected with a bike that is higher and larger than the T-34 on a pedestal (dirty and forgotten).
    So here is a MINUSHAUSHIK!
    Among ordinary citizens who live very modestly, this symbol is very unflatteringly called.
    And if you drove along the killed city streets, maybe you would become smarter in evaluating this event.
    Not supported by PR or anything. Patriotism here and did not stand.
    1. ed65b
      ed65b 24 August 2013 22: 13
      +2
      Quote: grenz
      Someone minusanul me.
      I am glad. It didn’t go where it was. Swims and observes from there - where else to throw to stink.
      And at the expense of the wolves I am you ed65bI support. Next to the Tractor Plant, a wolf grin was erected with a bike that is higher and larger than the T-34 on a pedestal (dirty and forgotten).
      So here is a MINUSHAUSHIK!
      Among ordinary citizens who live very modestly, this symbol is very unflatteringly called.
      And if you drove along the killed city streets, maybe you would become smarter in evaluating this event.
      Not supported by PR or anything. Patriotism here and did not stand.

      This is a shame. Advisor to Putin who has bothered him to contact these muda..mi minus. It’s not good for the president to hang out with parasites. There are more important problems in Volgograd. I’d better give a fuck .. to the governor and give me measure for the state of the city.
  16. Volkhov
    Volkhov 24 August 2013 14: 33
    0
    It was enough to open the fountain and in Moscow rainfall with a thunderstorm - it’s not good to touch the symbols of the war in Itil.
  17. laicon
    laicon 24 August 2013 14: 43
    +6
    Why did the proportions of children change - the fountain now does not look like a real one. The point of doing a remake from a historical point of view?
    1. sashka
      sashka 25 August 2013 03: 47
      +1
      Quote: laicon
      The point of doing a remake from a historical point of view?

      There is no sense in all activities. And in one particular point everything is displayed .. It remains to shout cheers and clap your hands .. A funny sight ..
  18. Grenz
    Grenz 24 August 2013 14: 53
    +6
    On the left side of the monument T-34, dedicated to the workers of the Tractor Plant during the fighting, repairing the tanks, on a frame in the form of a Bike slingshot, larger than the tank itself. Tank, if you pay attention, an orphan. Plates barely hold on. Painted only for Victory Day. Around and to the right are shalman and amusement. So that we argued correctly. It is not the monuments (their number), but the memory and upbringing of people on these symbols. Who remembers the monument to the Heroes of the First World War. And how arrogant we are here - that’s all. PR passed - forgot. This BIKE SHOW also played a role. Passed - forgot. And in memory of what remains. Emptiness.
    Also note where the flowers are at the monument. In general, they wanted to sell him to a private museum, they barely defended it.
    That's it, who is the MINUSHAUSKER. SHOW AND MEMORY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE. BETTER WITH A CANDLE IN THE TEMPLE THAN WITH BEER ON THE BIKE.
    1. Stas
      Stas 24 August 2013 17: 01
      +1
      I support +. You are right, we have too much PR, and we forget our history and simply do not respect it. But it will turn around and then it will hit in the face and not only painfully. Heroes of their own must be appreciated and respected.
    2. ed65b
      ed65b 24 August 2013 22: 08
      +4
      Here I am sitting watching a boxing show on TV where the main producers were Mr. Khryunov and the "Surgeon" show is called the Battle of Stalingrad. Show of clowns, singers and third-rate boxers. One question is why the battle, which entered the world annals as a turning point in the great war, broke the back of the unbeatable Reich, costing our people a huge number of victims, the greatest tension and courage, turned into a show of clowns? And why did the president contribute to this?
      1. sashka
        sashka 25 August 2013 03: 51
        +6
        Quote: ed65b
        courage turned into a clown show? And why did the president contribute to this?

        Maybe he himself from there .. From this show ..
    3. fedorru
      fedorru 25 August 2013 17: 39
      -2
      Have you written something about flowers? If you are a resident of Volgograd, why don’t you personally bring a bunch of flowers to the monument? And then there would be a question about the absence of flowers.
      1. Grenz
        Grenz 25 August 2013 18: 16
        +2
        fedorru
        Respected. I am not a resident of Volgograd. Even if I wanted to, I would not bring it to all the monuments of flowers. Do not smack nonsense.
        Although at one monument they will always be. If you, of course, know who it is assigned to.
        HAVE HONOR!
        1. Santa Fe
          Santa Fe 25 August 2013 18: 46
          +1
          Quote: grenz
          HAVE HONOR!


          And again this wild phrase "I have the honor"

          Once people understand that this phrase is used only in the sentences "I have the honor to meet you", "I have the honor to introduce myself", "I have the honor to accompany you", etc.

          The meaning of the phrase - a person thanks for having the opportunity to be introduced to someone. But it’s not that he has the honor (or maybe he doesn’t have it - he will try to prove it in vain)

          The phrase "I have the honor," in the form in which it sounds in our time, is stupidity and absurdity. Not a single officer in the old days had the audacity to publicly declare that he had the honor. Honor is proven solely by actions, not by words

          Sincerely, I have a summer cottage (sounds funny? That's the same)
          1. Grenz
            Grenz 26 August 2013 14: 27
            0
            SWEET_SIXTEEN (1)
            The word honor is a combination of honor I have (I have the honor). This formula of polite reflection, say linguists, is outdated. It's a pity. This combination, if it does not express a servile appeal to the boss, is beautiful.
            Oleg Efimovich Olshansky
            Professor of the Slavic State Pedagogical University, author of articles on the history of words and expressions in Russian.

        2. fedorru
          fedorru 25 August 2013 19: 28
          +2
          Sorry to call you a resident of Volgograd, but because you described the monument in detail, you got the impression that you were there and saw everything with your own eyes. I will also post a photo of the monument. If you know who it is installed in, and most importantly where. Pay special attention to the number of flowers at the monument. And I can say with almost a hundred percent guarantee that the authorities of this city did not bring a single flower to this monument on May 9. All flowers were brought by local residents.
          1. Grenz
            Grenz 26 August 2013 14: 20
            0
            fedorru
            Sorry for the harsh answer. I do not know where this monument is placed. But it is clear that worthy people live here who remember the heroes.
            Here is another photo. Monument in the Death Valley near Mozhaisk. The same memory is alive, although far from settlements. Here, in general, on every meter you can put an obelisk.
            And the tank in Volgograd? If they sell shawarma around, then no flower will stay there. Have tried.
            With respect!
            1. fedorru
              fedorru 27 August 2013 11: 24
              0
              I will tell you a little about the monument in the photo that I posted above. "The Monument to the Soldier-Liberator of Tallinn from the German-fascist invaders" was opened on September 22, 1947 on Tõnismägi Hill in the center of Tallinn. Today, people call it simply the "Bronze Soldier". it is described in Wikipedia http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C1%F0%EE%ED%E7%EE%E2%FB%E9_%F1%EE%EB%E4%E0%F2 In April 2007 The Estonian authorities decided to move the monument from the city center, the dismantling of the monument and the demolition of the memorial wall on the night of April 26-27, 2007 led to serious riots in Tallinn and other Estonian cities. These events are now known as the "Bronze Night". Many different events preceded by the “bronze night.” Here is a quote from Wikipedia: “On May 27, 2006, in the Tõnismägi area, several dozen Estonian nationalists who came to a picnic met with a demonstration of hundreds of Russian residents of Tallinn. Russians twice attacked Estonians and snatched Estonian flags from them while the police notdivided the conflicting parties. The Russians laid flowers at the monument, which remained under police protection. "
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  20. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 24 August 2013 17: 10
    +4
    Glory to the veterans. Glory to the Hero City. soldier
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  22. alone
    alone 24 August 2013 18: 31
    +1
    the fountain could be opened in honor of the 70th anniversary of the great battle. ETERNAL MEMORY OF HEROES !!
  23. Drosselmeyer
    Drosselmeyer 24 August 2013 19: 11
    0
    The fountain was made "as always" ... Children at the new fountain have grown by five years. These fountains were typical before the War. But in Stalingrad the children were much younger than in what is now being built. Here, it seems, they took the castings for the monument for filming Bondarchuk ml. "Stalingrad", and the film was based on either Dnepropetrovsk, or some other fountain. In general, everything is through the place ...
  24. GREAT RUSSIA
    GREAT RUSSIA 24 August 2013 22: 17
    +1
    long years they may not fall on their shoulders more burdens eternal glory to the heroes to them soldier
  25. 128mgb
    128mgb 24 August 2013 22: 42
    +2
    Quote: Drosselmeyer
    The fountain was made "as always" ... Children at the new fountain have grown by five years. These fountains were typical before the War. But in Stalingrad the children were much younger than in what is now being built. Here, it seems, they took the castings for the monument for filming Bondarchuk ml. "Stalingrad", and the film was based on either Dnepropetrovsk, or some other fountain. In general, everything is through the place ...

    Well, YOU can’t quench your ambitions. Monument about OUR dead and unborn children, about their ruined childhood happiness. Or are you on the other side? Then may your God forgive you. GOD MIT UNS.
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 24 August 2013 23: 34
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      Quote: 128mgb
      Well, YOU can’t quench your ambitions. Monument about OUR dead and unborn children, about their ruined childhood happiness. Or are you on the other side? Then may your God forgive you. GOD MIT UNS.

      Ons - not ons - but the person really correctly said - still not looking at the old photo - he already noticed that it doesn’t look like it makes sense to rub about an exact copy ....
      It is interesting to read all the reviews - bikers loafers - gave them Pu motorcycles? No, not so - bikers had to come to the city on skating rinks and first fix roads, raise salaries, increase demographics (which is nothing to do), and only then build monuments.
      We’ve renamed the city, and saved on the region -
      the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region :))))
      The roads are bad - we have no better - 14 years there was no repair, then they were repaired before the gubernatorial inspection, two years passed - the same pits in the same places ...
      If everything is so bad - there was the same Pu right under his nose - they would come out and tell him about it.
  26. sashka
    sashka 25 August 2013 03: 56
    +1
    How "touching" everything is, "the president" asks for advice from his grandmother and the rocker .. Right now I'll pay the price .. The circus left and the clowns stayed .. Or maybe "grandmother" asked about utility rates and he felt so much fun ..
  27. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 25 August 2013 11: 52
    +2
    I would like to believe that the return of the defense legend of Stalingrad, the children's fountain, is a small step towards the return of the world-famous name of this hero city - Stalingrad.
    1. Panikovsky
      Panikovsky 25 August 2013 15: 46
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      from my point of view, Stalingrad is Stalingrad forever, and Stalin is a Man of exceptional intelligence, decency, honor, modesty. and although I do not like the Communists in their current Zyuganov quality, I did not like them in the stagnant Lorenznev’s, I don’t know the Khrushchev’s, I was a child, but now I’m just despising the bald bastard. please consider me a Stalinist. give the city a great battle, the worthy name of Stalin!
  28. Panikovsky
    Panikovsky 25 August 2013 14: 04
    +3
    which is very good and great. a photograph of a mutilated round dance against the backdrop of the ruins of Stalingrad is my childhood, my school, my upbringing, my worldview. it is correct that the ensemble is restored. the city needs to return the HISTORICAL name-
    STALINGRAD!
  29. sergant89
    sergant89 26 August 2013 09: 24
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    It is very pleasing to open such a monument, or rather restoration, but the fact that it’s not a copy is not the most important thing, at the expense of the roads here, yes, (at the end of July I was traveling from vacation) it feels like no one has touched them since 43, not only in the city but also in federal highway to Saratov, somehow. request
  30. dizelniy
    dizelniy 26 August 2013 10: 21
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    The monument was used as a backdrop, the main thing that was said at the opening, namely the words of I.V. Stalin to the whole world. This is the main and most important thing, a turn has begun in state policy and this event is a signal to everyone.
  31. Taoist
    Taoist 26 August 2013 11: 14
    +1
    You can try as much as you like on the network. You can discuss and condemn. But damn, before condemning the same Surgeon, do at least something yourself. I was born and live in Volgograd. I love and am proud of his story. I know all the problems of our city.
    But what I can note is that after this show, at least the entire local "schoolboy" will remember what happened on August 23 70 years ago ...