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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. To visit Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik and get the most from your holiday in St. Petersburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • Small bird under the indignerny bridge image, or rather here throwing the coins you dropped, is likely to try their luck.
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  • Funny cute monument. Immediately recall a well-known song about Fontanka))). Coins perekidala few, not even once. I advise everyone to visit!
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  • If you do a boat trip through the canals, on the Boardwalk of the Fontanka River, near the bridge, you'll see a small sculpture of a bird called "Chízhik-Pízhik". Is very tiny, only 11 cm. high and is on a pedestal. He is the protagonist of a story about the students of the nearby school Imperial law, located in the 19th century, on the Boardwalk of Fontanka No. 6 and that it counted among its ranks with the famous composer Piotr Chaikóvski. The story goes that there was a song of joke on these students, who wore uniforms that had the colors of the bird "nerd", (in Russian "chizhik") and so called students with the name of the bird. The tradition is to throw a coin to the bird, so it is on the platform, without falling into the water. This expected luck. Since the year 1994 was placed, it is one of the most emblematic and beloved city. I loved it. It is endearing. You may you strive to see it that is very small. But it is worth.
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