Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik, St. Petersburg

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When walking along the Fontanka Embankment keep your eyes peeled for Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik and don't miss the chance to hit a streak of good luck. Standing only 11 cm (4.3 in) tall, the statue of a siskin bird on the ledge of the embankment is one of the smallest in the city. The bird sits across from the building of the former Imperial School of Jurisprudence, whose students wore yellow-and-green uniforms resembling the feathers of a siskin, or "chizhik" in Russian. The students' boisterous behavior around neighborhood pubs served as the inspiration for the popular Chizhik-Pyzhik nursery rhyme about a drunken student. Bring small change when you visit the statue, because the tradition says that good luck will follow everyone who lands a coin on it from the top of the embankment. Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • One of the amusing monuments of St Petersburg. Of course, it cannot be compared with such as St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Hermitage. But it is worth a visit. Because it is a symbol of the student (and youth themes) lives in St. Petersburg. Located in a very interesting place on the Fontanka among coolest sights: summer garden, Mikhailovsky Castle, etc.
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  • Unfortunately, you cannot put a time earlier than April 2017. We were somewhat earlier. My daughter was in competition in St. Petersburg and we could not commit at least a sightseeing tour of the city. Including throwing coins into the Pyzhika learned Chizhika his funny story. Attempted happiness. Coin threw on his "nest." Daughter to competitions is very lucky. Will pass by Chizhika-stock up on little things. If you have correctly throw a coin chizhik-you'll be lucky.
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  • Well I personally saw this famous "Chizhika-Pyzhika"! Figure not large bridge has the unusual glory thanks to all your favorite songs)))
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