5 unusual monuments in Yekaterinburg

Russia is known for its love of monuments: famous writers, composers, scientists and politicians – each of them has one to acknowledge their life’s achievements. But we are not at all that serious. Who else deserves to be carved in stone? Check out these 5 curious monuments in the Urals’ capital — you will be surprised.


A street sweeper monument

Is the person keeping the city clean worthy of being immortalized in stone? ‘Of course!’ — decided people of Yekaterinburg, and now passers-by can show their appreciation for the work of a street sweeper!

Address: 68, Prospekt Lenina

Rabbit and Wolf

The Russian version of Tom and Jerry — the ever-popular Rabbit and Wolf negotiated a truce in the heart of Yekaterinburg: isn’t that a must-see?

Address: 13, Ulitsa Umasheva
Metro: Uralskaya

Sculptures on a Railway Ploshad

Now you can enjoy the romantic routine of travelling through Russia by train without buying a ticket! The quintessential train ride moments are captured in stone in front of a railway station: a railroad conductor offering tea, a station manager supervising the square, some passengers waiting for a train, others already running late…

Address: 14, Vokzalnaya Ulitsa
Metro: Uralskaya

A monument to Afonya

Another tribute to a tough yet under-appreciated profession — a monument to the plumber (he even has a name — Afonya). He seems to really have won over people’s hearts and every once in a while some kind soul even puts a drink in his hands.

Address: 2/25, Sibirsky trakt

Bronze Michael Jackson

It’s the first Russian monument put up in honor of the pop-music king. People come to see him dancing here since 2011.

Address: Ulitsa Vaynera
Metro: Ploshad 1905 goda

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5 peculiar attractions in Yekaterinburg
Yet another Russian capital after Moscow and Saint Petersburg (how many are there anyway?), this time in the Urals, didn’t get this title by chance. One of the largest industrial and cultural cities in Russia has got many surprises to offer.
Yekaterinburg on a silver platter
With a preference for tradition over culinary experiments, Yekaterinburg
5 peculiar attractions in Yekaterinburg
Yet another Russian capital after Moscow and Saint Petersburg (how many are there anyway?), this time in the Urals, didn’t get this title by chance. One of the largest industrial and cultural cities in Russia has got many surprises to offer.
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