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Siberian Cats Park, Tyumen

(2.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Siberian Cats Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tyumen tour planner.
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  • The whole Square is 50 metres pedestrian paths along the road. There are benches, but no trees, there are sitting and breathing machines. Kids like to play with the shapes of cats. But no more. Of particular interest to tourists.
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  • Cute monument, uncomplicated. Put out of place in the Centre of the city, sometimes even feeling that prevents the movement of pedestrians during peak hours. Specifically, no one comes to see. On the other hand, the more any monuments, and the more parks, alleys, the better the city.
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  • Alley is a series of 4 monuments with statues of cats. Alley has a pedestrian area with benches. Cats as live! In different poses and mood! I really liked the monument!
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