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Friendship Cheese Monument, Russia

From series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
Year: 2005.

The monument to the processed cheese 'Druzhba' (Friendship), which is located at the entrance to the Moscow factory of processed cheese 'Karat', is a good confirmation that the strange and peculiar sculptures can be dedicated not only to the sublime ideas and outstanding personalities . 'Druzhba' processed cheese has long been a legend and one of the main symbols of Soviet times in Russia.

Friendship Cheese Monument, Russia The memorial on the territory 'Karat' establishment was opened in October 2005, during the Second Moscow Cheese Festival. Before the opening, the large competition was held, attended by the gifted sculptors and painters of the country. The winners of the competition were the painter Marina Leskova and the professor Aleksey Semenov, whose design seemed the most symbolic to the jury. According to the idea of ​​the authors, the processed cheese is held by two unforgiving figures of the fable Krylow - the crow and the fox.

The unusual design was realized by the sculptors Scherbakov. The original monument was bronze. The huge processed cheese, whose weight is about 200 kg, was painted in the traditional colors. The competition for the best monument design was declared year before its opening and with the important date - the fortieth anniversary of the production start of 'Druzhba' timed. Since its inauguration, the monument has attracted the newly-reunited. The bridegroom and the bride stirred the giant cheese, so that the young family would be united and happy. Next - Homeless Cats Monument

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ATM bankomat: 'Сбербанк России' located in 0.33 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Karatavto' is located in 0.59 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Стоянка' in 0.39 km
Supermarket: 'Mdi-farma, Magazin' in 0.09 km
Parking: 'Raduga Avtostoyanka' in 0.45 km
Apotheek: 'Umka' in 0.09 km
Police station: 'Gibdd Na Spetstrasse GUVD g.Moskvy Otdel DPS nomer8' in 0.62 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Buba kafe' in 0.08 km
Railway station: 'Ostankino' in 0.43 km

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 »  Migalovo Airport KLD - in 159 km
 »  Yaroslavl Airport IAR - in 249 km
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Top destination around Friendship Cheese Monument - Moscow

Initially the Tower was a part of fortifying constructions but at present the Tower is a part of the Moscow Kremlin. The Spasskaya Tower presents the Kremlin Chime and the clock. In close vicinity to the Red Square the tourists will discover the main religious landmark of the city being the Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Its opening was held in 1554. In course of its long history the Cathedral has been at the edge of total destruction for many times. The majestic building impressed Napoleon Bonaparte to such a great extent that he wished to transfer the Cathedral to France, however his dream was not fulfilled.

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