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    Monument to Alexander Pushkin on Stary Arbat (sculptor - S. Dines, architect – O. Shkinev) was established on September 29, 1993 on Pushkin Square, opened in 1870 near the church of Transfiguration on the Sands near Stary Arbat. M: Smolenskaya.

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    Monument to Alexander Pushkin on Stary Arbat (sculptor - S. Dines, architect – O. Shkinev) was established on September 29, 1993 on Pushkin Square, opened in 1870 near the church of Transfiguration on the Sands near Stary Arbat. In 2007 was  re-opening of the monument in the park landscaped for the occasion took place. It is a bronze sculpture of the poet, mounted on a square low pedestal of granite. The figure is made in full growth: the poet is dressed in a coat; a cloak, which Pushkin holds in one hand, is casually thrown on one arm. His other hand is on his side. On both sides of the monument there are bronze roses on granite slabs. On June 16, 2007 in Spasopeskovskiy Park grand opening of the reconstructed monument to A. Pushkin took place. The park area was landscaped; the lantern and iron chains, which were not in harmony with the statue were removed, concrete flower bed. Not far from young lime trees the estate of Hannibal were planted. Reconstruction was completed on the eve of birth of the Great Russian poet and reformer of the Russian language.


    Памятник А.С. Пушкину на Старом Арбате


    The attention will be involved with the big timbered Russian log hut with carved platbands, крылечком, freakish eaves. Have made it in the end of 19 centuries under A.Guna's project. Known Moscow businessm A.Porohovshchikov was the customer. In other Arbat lane there is a house which has affected development of world architectural thought, on it articles are written, to the dissertation, books. In 18 century Arbat area was chosen by hereditary Russian nobility with sonorous surnames. In 19 century the nobility was pressed by prosperous merchant class, and also well-founded intelligency - doctors, lawyers, teachers. Always on Arbat lived and there live artists, poets, actors. On Arbat roadway Pushkin, Tolstoy, Yesenin, Okudzhava in due time walked, is an original symbol of old Moscow.
    If you want that your visitors have really felt soul of Moscow, result them on Arbat. During excursion they will get acquainted with history and architecture of Arbat, its monuments and sights, learn about the State academic theater of E.Vahtangova and a monument to princess Turandot, Pushkin's Memorial apartment on Arbat and building of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
    In 1986 this street, the first in Moscow, have made foot, new restaurants and cafe have opened, there were sidewalk artists and musicians. Your visitors can sit in cafe, order the portrait and buy souvenirs - nested dolls which here are presented in an exclusive variety.

    Pushkin's fairy tales

    During this excursion they learn how fairy tales of the great Russian poet where have taken place its childhood and the youth which has left traces on all its creativity were created. The considerable attention during excursion will be given acquaintance to the most interesting monuments and the sights connected with the childhood of A.S.Pushkin. Among them - the monument to Pushkin, the house in which have passed the first years of life of the poet, the Bogojavlensky cathedral in Elohove (where christened Pushkin), and church of the Big Rise (where it got married subsequently the wife Natalia Goncharovoj).


    By right, the Arbat is considered the oldest of all official pedestrian zones in Moscow. The name of this street, at that time, referred to the vast countryside, first mentioned in 1475. Over the centuries, with the formation of urban development, Arbat has become a big, full-blooded Moscow street. 

    The project to turn Arbat into a pedestrian street first developed in 1974 and was not limited to the prohibition of vehicular traffic on the street. It included smaller projects on the street's beautification, reconstruction, and restoration of the buildings' facades.  The first stage of the Arbat's reconstruction was completed by 1985, and by 1986 the street had fully transformed: to replace asphalt cobblestone was installed, along with retro street lamps, flowerpots and benches. On April 1st, 1986, the Arbat hosted the Day of Laughter and so many people attended, that they had to immediately block the street to avoid people crushing together. Soon the new pedestrian street began attracting artists, musicians, street actors and merchants, creating a special creative world within the Arbat. 

    It's possible to start your walk along the Arbat from either of two “Arbatskaya” metro stations, belonging to “Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya” or “Filevskaya” lines. At the beginning of your walk, pay attention to well-known restaurant “Prague” (Praga) and, before going deeper into the Old Arbat, don't overlook the “Khudozhestvenny” Cinema — one of the oldest cinemas in Moscow. In 1909 Alexandr Khanzhonkov opened the “Khudozhestvenny Elektro-Theater” on Arbat Square, which in 1931 hosted the premiere of the first Soviet film in sound “Road to Life” (Putyovka v Zhizn). Also, do not turn on accident to the right along the noisy New Arbat with its high-rise buildings. 

    Along the way, don't forget to have a peek down the numerous alleyways — here the Arbat's more curious guests can expect to see the Church of the Resurrection Slovusheye on Filippovsky Lane, the memorial wall to rock musician Viktor Tsoy on Krivoarbatsky Lane, and the Church of Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria on Afanasyevsky Lane. Back on the Arbat you will see a monument glorifying the street and poet and musician Bulat Okudzhava, as well as the Evgeny Vakhtangov Theater. 

    The most defining feature of the Old Arbat is its abundance of old tenement houses. The street is home to, for example, the so-called “House with the Knights” (Home of A. T. Filatova—Y. M. Filatov, no. 35/5) and many others (O. S. Burgardt-Gvozdetsky, Joint Stock Company “Moscow Private Pawnshop”, S. Y. Bobovich, home and hotel of Yechkin, V. P. Panyushev). The home of N. S. Khitrovo (no. 53, bldg. 1) now houses the Museum-Apartment of A. S. Pushkin. The Arbat is very reminiscent of the great poet — in addition to his memorial apartment, here you can see a monument depicting Pushkin and his wife, Natalia Goncharova, created by sculptor A. Burganov. You will find the monument at the end of your route right across from the poet's apartment, approaching “Smolenskaya” metro station. 

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