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Bas-relief "Zaporozhye Cossacks are writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan"

Барельеф «Запорожские казаки пишут письмо турецкому султану»

A bas-relief by sculptor Valery Pchelin based on Ilya Repin's painting "Zaporozhye Cossacks Writing a Letter to the Turkish Sultan" was opened on 28 September 2008 as part of the celebration of the 215th anniversary of the foundation of the Kuban capital. The reason for its creation was the history of Krasnodar itself.

In 1888, Ilya Repin came to Yekaterinodar at that time to sketch the types of the Kuban Cossacks for the picture he had conceived. Here he made more than a dozen sketches: the Cossacks of the village of Pashkovskaya, heroes of the Crimean War, became the prototypes for the future picture.

This landmark of Krasnodar was assembled from 150 separate elements, like a mosaic. The work proceeded at a "marathon" pace: only six months passed from the plasticine sketch to the collection of bronze parts.

Residents and guests of Krasnodar can not only look at the architectural ensemble. Unlike the original, the Krasnodar incarnation of the painting lacks several characters. Anyone can play the role of these Cossacks. The sculpture is specially created with free seats so that anyone can feel like a part of the picture, sit on a bench or barrel with Cossacks and take a picture.

Барельеф «Запорожские казаки пишут письмо турецкому султану»

Bas-relief "Zaporozhye Cossacks are writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan"

Krasnodar region, Krasnodar, intersection of Krasnaya and Gorky streets

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