Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Mokhovaya ulitsa 5
Моховая улица 5

(Russian State Library - Российская госуд. библ.)

15 барельефы русских писателей в РГБ

Fifteen reliefs of Russian writers on the RSL

(artist?)
1941

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Description

On the façade facing the Mokhovaya ulitsa - Моховая улица of the Russian State Library - Российская государственная библиотека are fifteen panels with a bust-medallion of Russian writers, from north to south:

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XII. В ШОТА РУСТАВЕЛИ - XIII в Shota Rustaveli (Georgian: შოთა რუსთაველი) (1172–1216), Georgian poet of the 12th century (Wikipedia).
1799 - А.С. ПУШКИН - 1837 Александр Сергеевич Пушкин - Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Moscow 1799 - Saint-Petersburg 1827), Russian author and poet (Wikipedia).
1814 - М.Ю. ЛЕРМОНТОВ - 1841 Михаил Юрьевич Лермонтов - Mikhail Yur'yevich Lermontov (Moscow 1814 - Pyatigorsk 1841), Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter (Wikipedia).
1809 - Н.В. ГОГОЛБ - 1852 Николай Васильевич Гоголь - Nikolay Vasil'yevich Gogol' (Sorochyntsi 1809 - Moscow 1852), Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist (Wikipedia).
1811 - В.Г. БЕЛИНСКИЙ - 1848 Виссарион Григорьевич Белинский - Vissarion Grigor'yevich Belinskiy (Sveaborg 1811 - St. Petersburg 1848), Russian literary critic of Westernizing tendency (Wikipedia).
1812 - А.И. ГЕРЦЕН - 1870 Александр Иванович Герцен - Aleksander Ivanovich Gertsen (Alexander Herzen) (Moscow 1812 - Paris 1870), Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" (Wikipedia).
1814 - Т.Г. ШЕВЧЕНКО - 1861 Тарас Григорьевич Шевченко - Taras Grigor'yevich Shevchenko (Morintsy 1814 - St. Petersburg 1861), Ukrainian poet, artist and humanist (Wikipedia).
1821 - Н.А. НЕКРАСОВ - 1877 Николай Алексеевич Некрасов - Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov (Nemirov 1821 - St. Petersburg 1877), Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher (Wikipedia).
1828 - Н.Г. ЧЕРНЫШЕВСКИЙ - 1899 Николай Гаврилович Чернышевский - Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevskiy (Saratov 1828 - Saratov 1899), Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialist (Wikipedia).
1836 - Н.А. ДОБРОЛЮБОВ - 1861 Николай Александрович Добролюбов - Nikolay Aleksandrovich Dobrolyubov (Nizhniy Novgorod 1836 - St. Petersburg 1861), Russian literary critic, journalist, poet and revolutionary democrat (Wikipedia).
1820 - М.Е. САЛТЫКОВ-ЩЕДРИН - 1889 Михаил Евграфович Салтыков-Щедрин - Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (Spas-Ugol, Tverskaya oblast 1826 - St. Petersburg 1889), Russian satirist (Wikipedia).
1818 - И.С. ТУРГЕНЕВ - 1883 Иван Сергеевич Тургенев - Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Orël 1818 - Bougival, France 1883), Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (Wikipedia).
1828 - Л.Н. ТОЛСТОЙ - 1910 Лев Николаевич Толстой - Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Yaznaya Polyana 1828 - Astapovo, Tambovskaya guberniya 1910), Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories (Wikipedia).
1893 - В.В. МАЯКОВСКИЙ - 1930 Владимир Владимирович Маяковский - Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskiy (Bagdadi, Kitaisskaya guberniya 1893 - Moscow 1930), Soviet Russian poet, publicist and playwright (Wikipedia).
1868 - А.М. ГОРЬКИЙ - 1936 Алексей Максимович Пешков (Максим Горький) - Alexey Maksimovich Peshkov, known as Maksim Gor'kiy (Nizhniy Novgorod 1868 - Gorki 1930), Soviet Russian author, a founder of the Socialist Realism literary method and a political activist (Wikipedia).

On the top of the façade are allegorical statues (no detail photographs made).

On the façade facing Vozdvizhenka ulitsa - Воздвиженка улица are busts of scholars.

Sculptor

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  • Gertsen, Aleksander Ivanovich
  • Gogol`, Nikolay Vasil`yevich
  • Gorky, Maxim
  • Herzen, Alexander
  • Lermontov, Mikhail Yur`yevich
  • Mayakovskiy, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nekrasov, Nikolay Alekseyevich
  • Pushkin, Alexander Sergeyevich
  • Rustaveli, Shota
  • Saltykov-Shchedrin, Mikhail Yevgrafovich
  • Shevchenko, Taras Grigor`yevich
  • Tolstoy, Lev Nikolayevich
  • Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 55°45'3" - E 37°36'33")

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