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Siberian Cats Park, Tyumen

Categories: Nature & Parks
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2.8/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Nice place in the center of the city. Interesting cat sculptures will satisfy their lovers. Pleasant illumination in the evening
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  • While searching for interesting places Google invited square Siberian cats. Online revered history, according to the legend related square. Decent story, decided to go. Went. Well ... I do not know. Three pedestal with cats (cats are very beautiful, do not argue) and everything! To view really took 5 minutes. There is a plaque with a description of the breed, but with unreadable text. If you walk in the Center, then go should (after reading a story about rescuing Siberian cats siege of Leningrad from rats); specifically, I would not have gone.
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  • It is interesting to walk through and admire. Cats are depicted in a very dynamic poses (so to speak). Of any artistic value don't have to speak, but as entertainment.
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