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The history lives in the present.

Monument to Marc Chagall in VitebskVitebsk is an unusual city. And sometimes you wonder how harmoniously intertwine here past and present. Probably because here while creating the future people rely on the history of Vitebsk and its traditions.

Anyone who has ever been here say in a voice: tourist Vitebsk is a unique and inimitable city. Its every corner, every building is permeated with art, history and an unprecedented combination of folk wisdom and gift. The main thing - not to hasten while walking around the city. And then the sights of Vitebsk will speak to you in one language of history, gestures, you can easily recognize and solve.

Palaces, majestic temples and even imperceptible houses all this is Vitebsk, such close and distant. Although, you see, the history of Vitebsk is embodied not only in the rich and monumental urban development. Walking through the city, it is important not to overlook any of the sculptures in Vitebsk. The thing is that this is also the history that can tell a lot about the life of the city and interesting facts. In the monuments of Vitebsk lives not only the gift and soul of the sculptor who created it. The sculptures will talk about the people who worked and made the history of Vitebsk. About the experiences and priorities of citizens, and the language of allegory will tell about their rich inner world and belief in miracles.

The culture of Vitebsk is so rich and varied that at first it is difficult to decide what to see in Vitebsk. But if you have a handy guide at hand, as city portal VitebskCity.by, the problem is solved by itself. It is enough to scroll the page down to get acquainted with the most vivid and memorable monuments and sculptures of tourist Vitebsk.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-08-23
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Sculpture "Welcomers": in Vitebsk we always welcome guests.
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Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-08-23
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Memorial Complex "Three Bayonets": feat of the people is immortal.
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Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-08-22
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"Wandering Musician" has become a talisman of happiness.
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Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-21
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Vitebsk melody on a French violin.
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Vitebsk melody on a French violin.

The House-Museum of Marc Chagall, founded in 1997, is interesting not only for its exhibits, remembering all the Chagall family, but also the monument to the great master, poetically called "Vitebsk melody on a French violin" in the courtyard. The monument is a tribute to the art of Marc Chagall, born in Vitebsk, but lived an interesting artistic life in Paris.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-22
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Memorial to soldiers-internationalists "Pain".
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Memorial to soldiers-internationalists "Pain".

Monument to Soldiers - Internationalists "Pain" by famous Vitebsk sculptor Ivan Kazak is a mute reproach to the Soviet authorities who sent boys from different parts of the Soviet Union to certain death in Afghanistan. The memorial complex with the symbolic name - "Pain" - is interesting for anyone who wants peace in the world and appreciate the culture of Vitebsk.

Article's author: Eugenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-09-18
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Marc Chagall Monument in Pokrovskaya Street.
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Marc Chagall Monument in Pokrovskaya Street.

Marc Chagall Monument in Pokrovskaya Street is a symbol of love and respect to the great artist and an honorable citizen of the city of Vitebsk. Here our famous countryman was born and grew, so for us Pokrovskaya Street begins with Chagall as the theater begins with a hanger. And if you like Chagall then put cornflowers to his figure, the painter's favorite flowers.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-12-06
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Steam Locomotive-Monument L-3562 – wonderful and incredible.
 

Steam Locomotive-Monument L-3562 – wonderful and incredible.

The Steam Locomotive-Monument in Vitebsk is one of the most amazing places in the city that are worth mentioning in a travel way. Once this Steam Locomotive was adorned with bas-reliefs of V.Lenin and I.Stalin, that one day mysteriously disappeared. First, the locomotive was named in honor of the Victory, but soon after start of the production line, it was renamed…

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-08-28
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Sculpture of San Crispin: an open-air studio.
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Sculpture of San Crispin: an open-air studio.

History of Vitebsk lives in monuments of culture and art. And though San Crispin was not Vitebsk resident, and not even Belarusian, he still found a place in the hospitable city. The citizens liked the sculpture of the patron of shoemakers and tanners “San Crispin" so much that they even made a legend that the saint brings happiness and good luck.

Article's author: Eugenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-09-16
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Monument to Alexander Pushkin - cultural relation.
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Monument to Alexander Pushkin - cultural relation.

No wonder that the monument to great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin was installed in 1989 on Pushkin Street in Vitebsk. This beautiful piece of art by sculptor I.Kazak and architect V.Yagodnitsky shows relationship between two great cultures: Russian and Belarusian. This is one of the classic examples of monuments in Vitebsk, established late last century.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-21
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Lenin Monument.
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Lenin Monument.

Lenin monument in the city of Vitebsk is unique because it is Vitebsk citizens who immediately after the death of this great revolutionary, made a proposal to erect a monument to the leader of Socialism. So this is the first monument to the leader in full height in Belarus and one of the first in the USSR. It is still standing not touched by time on the city square.

Article's author: Eugenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2016-07-03
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Monument to the Veterinarian.
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Monument to the Veterinarian.

November 2011 pleased the Veterinary Academy students and residents of Vitebsk with inauguration of an unusual Monument to the Veterinarian. A bronze sculpture of the modern Dr.Doolittle is placed next to building of the Veterinary Academy.

Article's author: Svetlana Nesterovic
Published: 2012-09-16
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Monument to Heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 - the oldest in Vitebsk.
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Article's author: Evgeniya Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-20
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Monument to pilot A.Gorovets.
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Monument to pilot A.Gorovets.

Monument to pilot A.Gorovets was installed in Vitebsk relatively not long ago: in 1995. Those who are keenly interested in the history of Belarus during the Great Patriotic War,should to look at this granite construction by sculptors Inkov and Artimovich, together with architect Rybakov. Beside it you feel close interweaving of past and present centuries.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-24
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Monument to Poetess Eudoxia Los.
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Monument to Poetess Eudoxia Los.

Monument to Eudoxia Los set in 1996 at Lenin Library in a frame of beautiful blue spruces, is a living proof that Vitebsk citizens appreciate the culture of Vitebsk and deeply respect poets and writers of the native land.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-08-22
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Monument to Pope John Paul II.
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Monument to Pope John Paul II.

The monument to the Catholic head Pope John Paul II, set in the city of Vitebsk in the courtyard of the church of Jesus the Merciful, is interesting because it was brought as a gift to Vitebsk Catholic believers from Poland. The opening of the monument took place on September 21, 2008, when the Catholic Church celebrated the 30th anniversary of the choice of John Paul to the Roman throne.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-08-23
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Memorial sign "To Children of War": the pain impossible to forget.
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Memorial sign "To Children of War": the pain impossible to forget.

Memorial sign «To Children of War» in Vitebsk is a heartbreaking reminder of the tragic pages in the history of the Belarusian people. It is this part of our consciousness, which could not be neither forgot nor lost, or we will lose our future. Memorial sign «To Children of War» needs to remember, it needs to live, because it's the heart of our soul.