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Route №1: Go to Veliky Novgorod to Make Dreams Come True
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The Trade Side of Veliky Novgorod

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The Trade Side of Veliky Novgorod has prepared many surprises for the guests! Here you will meet Sadko the merchant, made of iron, the dragon guards, the car mechanic with a man on the stilts and even a moose! Here you can take a photo for good luck in business and here you will learn what cabbage leaf you should put in your pocket to make it heavy with  money!

We invite you to take a walk down the streets of Veliky Novgorod to look for interesting modern sculptures. Route №1 unites small architectural forms of the Trading side of the city.

The place to see:  the sculptural composition «Let me introduce myself»

Where: Velikiy Novgorod, on the territory of the «Sviazstroy» organization, Sviazi Street, 11

The distance from Sofiyskaya Square: 3,57 km (45 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2009

Author: Vadim Borovykh

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by buses 6, 27 to the «Sviazi» bus stop.

Description: custom-made for the patron Nikolay Sumarokov and with his money. The building material is reinforced fiberglass with bronze imitation

Legend: It is considered that if you throw a coin in the feeder for birds you will have a success next year.

The place to see: the sculptural composition «Hunting»

Where: Velikiy Novgorod, Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 1, 85 km (25 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2009

Author: Vadim Borovykh

How to get to the location: go by bus № 16 to Gagarinskiy Market, from the bus stop walk down the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street. The sculptural composition is located at the facade of the apartment house at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57

Description: You will be touched by this funny sculpture of the cats chasing the pigeons. If you don’t look narrowly, it seems that the composition is alive, and that the cats are about to catch the pigeons.

Legend: To stop and to make a picture here has become a good tradition; they say that it is better to put the photo of this composition into your personal organizer to have a success in your business. «Successful hunting», curiosity, single-mindedness, sociability are the main things in a successful business. 

The place to see: the monument «cabbage»

Where: the sculpture is located in front of the entrance in the yard of the house at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 1, 85 km (25 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2011

Author: Sculptor Vasiliy Isakov

How to get to the location: go by bus №16 to Gagarinsky Market, walk from the bus stop down the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street. The sculpture is located at the facade of the apartment house at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57.

Description: the funny sculpture appeared in the regional center, supported by the means of the Novgorodian patron Nikolay Sumarokov. «The access» to the cabbage in its full size is available for all residents of the city. The peculiarity of the sculpture «cabbage» is that it was created as a joke. «The patron sowed the seeds of cabbage» was created with the images of rubles, Euros and dollars in the cabbage leaves; the composition consists of three «heads of cabbage».

Legend: if you put a banknote on the cabbage leaf and then put it into your wallet, you will always have enough money. If you rub one banknote against the cabbage leaf and put it into your wallet, the amount of the banknote will double soon.

 

The places to see: the sculptural composition «Frightened Fisherman»

Where: the sculpture is located at the entrance in the yard of the house at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 1, 85 km (25 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2010

Author: sculptor Viacheslav Smirnov

How to get to the location: go by bus №16 to Gagarinsky Market, from the bus stop walk down the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street. The sculptural composition is located at the facade of the apartment house at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 12/57.

Description: there is a scene in the yard of one of the houses at the Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, where two enormous fish attacked the fishermen. The Novgorodian yard has become so vivid thanks to the patron Nikolay Sumarokov and a painter Viacheslav Smirnov. According to one of the founders of this project, the main purpose of it is to make a city resident smile at the funny situation.

Legend: the sculpture reminds us that we should always take everything with humor. If you have problems in your business and you can`t deal with your competitors, you should visit the sculpture with good thoughts and you will find the solution of your problems as fast as it`s possible.

The place to see: the monument «Sadko»

Where: Fedorovskiy Ruchey Street, 16, hotel «Sadko»

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 2, 06 km (25 min on foot)

The year of establishment:  2009

Author: B. Gurin

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by bus №6 to the bus stop «Fedorovskiy Ruchey»

Description: The unusual forged sculpture of the Novgorodian merchant Sadko appeared at the Yaroslav's Courtyard during the holiday of the city 1150th anniversary.

Legend: Sadko is a poor musician from Velikiy Novgorod city, which is situated on the shore of Ilmen Lake. Once, three days in a row, Sadko wasn`t invited to any feasts. So he went to Ilmen Lake and started playing gusli at the empty beach. Suddenly The King of the Sea appeared from the water, he told that he was satisfied with his playing and wanted to reward the Gusli player. Sadko listened to all King`s orders and went to the Novgorod where he bet with three rich merchants, saying that there was a wonderful «fish with golden feathers» in Ilmen Lake. Sadko won the debate, began to trade and became rich.

The place to see: the monument «Mechanic»

Where: Studencheskaya Street, 31, at the entrance of  the Novgorodian Passenger trucking company «Taksopark»

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 3, 45 km (45 min on foot)

The year of establishment: the 1st July of 2011

Author: the workers of the Novgorodean Passenger trucking company «Taksopark»

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by buses №6, 27, 27а to the bus stop «Sviazi»

Description: the Taxis workers built a 6 meter height monument devoted to the mechanic and placed it next to the central entrance of the company. This great idea came to the chief executive of the company Viktor Alexandrov, who is very good at inventions. It took two months and several tons of old spare parts garbage to build the monument. The car mechanics welded different car junk – knee shafts, engines, tires, and in the end they made a six meter height industrial tree-like monument.

Legend: they say that if you have a new car you should come to this monument and make a picture with it for memory. After this your car will be with you for a long time and will not break at all.

The place to see: The dragons - the guards of the Bank

Where: Boyana Street, 7A

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 1, 25 km (15 min on foot)

The year of establishment:  2004

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by bus №16 to the bus stop «Bolshaya Moskovskaya»

Description: How do you picture the security bank system? The designers of the facade of the Bank at the Boyana Street picture it perhaps as the forged frightening dragons with red eyes and big wings.

Legend: Dragon is a symbol of protection.

The place to see: the monument «Elk»

Where: the 30th anniversary of October Park near the «Tsentralniy» stadium

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 2, 60 km (30 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 1960

Author: soviet sculptors

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by buses 1, 4, 6, 20,27a to the bus stop «Moskovskaya (Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street)»

Description: reinforced concrete sculpture of the white elk in its full size

Legend: elm is a symbol of courage, firmness, bravery

The place to see«The fire-fighting vehicle and fire-fighting pump» monument

Where: Mikhailova Street, 27 next to the Detachment of the Federal Fire Service №1, the State Organization Fire brigade №3

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 1, 32 km (15 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2011

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by bus №16 to the bus stop «Bolshaya Moskovskaya»

Description: fire-fighting vehicle PMG -1

The place to see: the small sculptures

Where: in the yard behind the cultural centre «Dialog»

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 2, 24 km (27 min on foot)

The year of establishment: 2010

How to get to the location: go from the centre of the city by buses №1, 1a, 4, 6, 20, 27, 27a to the bus stop «Cheremnovo-Konuhova»

Description: seven small sculptures  

The place to see: the sculpture «The man on stilts»

Where: Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, 37/9, near the entrance to the exhibition centre «Dialog»

The distance from the Sofiyskaya Square: 2, 28 km (27 min on foot)

The year of establishment:  2010

How to get to the location: to go from the centre of the city by buses № 4, 20, 6, 8, 1a

Description: The unusual metallic sculpture of the man on stilts

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