Siberian Cats Park, Tyumen

#4 of 28 in Parks in Tyumen
#Nature / Park, #Must See
Dedicated to Tyumen's fearless felines, Siberian Cats Park commemorates one of the city's contributions to Russia during World War II. As the siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) starved the citizens of Russia's second city in the West, cats began to disappear as people captured and ate them just to stay alive. This caused an explosion in the rat population there, threatening food supplies and the priceless national treasures of the Hermitage Museum. Visit this memorial park and see the gold-plated cats representing those that were shipped from Tyumen to St. Petersburg to help hunt down rats and protect the nation's most precious artifacts from destruction. The site teaches that although the cats hardly had a say, the several hundred that made the journey played a huge role in Russia's postwar cultural recovery. Make Siberian Cats Park a part of your Tyumen vacation plans using our Tyumen journey maker site .
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  • Monuments of cats in the world. In Cyprus there are even monastery cats fed by tourists. But Tyumen square "Siberian cats" is unique in the world. Though it is small, but the story, on the basis of which it was decided to create this square very much. So walking in the downtown area be sure to visit the street Pervomaiskaya and see for yourself and tell children this story about Siberian cats who rescued the Hermitage during the war. Let cats figurines and not the most beautiful, but knowing the basis for creating them as not particularly pay attention.
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  • Treat this tiny lawn-allejku as a real place, it would be artificial. And here, passing by, slow down to 15-minute and even necessary. Cute, witty, unusual. Probably in the summer even cuter.
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  • Is square in the city centre. I am impressed with the fact that it is the only square in the world of cats. 12 sculptures of one breed of cast iron in different poses covered in gold paint and put on a granite pedestal 3. The name justifies attached to postamentu plate, propagates the salvation of the Hermitage cats from Siberia. It's a shame that, in General, little, in my opinion, cannot be called cozy: spoil kind of Stunted trees and patients a solid asphalt. Call it square hand doesn't raise and learn the history of square drove the Cabinet attached to the plaque, which is indicated on the rescue of the Hermitage cats from Siberia.
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