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Russia
Moscow - Москва

Prospekt Mira 119
Проспект Мира 119

(All-Russian Exhibition Center - ВВЦ)

Фонтан Дружба народов СССР

Fountain Friendship of people of the USSR


(Wikipedia)
Konstantin Topuridze & G.D. Konstantinovsky
1954

Moscow - Москва /  Фонтан Дружба народов СССР   Moscow - Москва /  Фонтан Дружба народов СССР

Description

The fountain consists of two thousand streams, which rise to a height of 24 meters. It consists of a large octagonal basin with in the center a sculpture of a scyphiform sheaf, sunflowers and hemp, around which are 16 gold female figures with agricultural attributes, representing the 16 Soviet Republics.

In 2004-2005, major overhauls, in which all shapes and decorative elements of the fountain have been re-covered with gold leaf.

The depicted republicas are, clockwise starting from Russia which is opposite the main pavillion:

Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Russia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Ukraine
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Uzbekistan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Georgia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Lithuania
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Latvia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Tajikistan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Turkmenistan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Karelo-Finnish SSR
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Estonia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Armenia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Moldavia
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Kirghizistan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Azerbaijan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Kazakhstan
Moscow - Москва - Фонтан Дружба народов СССР
Belarus

Annotation

The fountain is one of the main symbols of the Agricultural Exhibition and was created to glorify the people of the Soviet Union.
The fountain is designed by the sculptor-painter K.T. Topuridze - К. Т. Топуридзе, and engineer V.I. Klyavin - В.И. Клявин, assisted by a team of sculptors Z.V. Bazhenova - З.В. Баженова, A.I. Teneta - А.И. Тенета, I.M. Chaykov - И.М. Чайков, Z.V. Ryleyeva - З.В. Рылеева, and V.P. Gavrilov - В.П. Гаврилов.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Fountain
  • Georgia
  • Karelo-Finnish SSR
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirghizistan
  • Konstantinovsky, G.D.
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldavia
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Topuridze, Konstantin
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Location N 55°49'47" E 37°37'54"

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