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Siberian Cats Park, Tyumen
(2.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • I think that the name of the Park very strongly attached behind the ears. It's just a little playground with charming sculptures of cats. No more. The idea is good, there is a place where you can eat-and it is the Centre of the city! But cats should be painted periodically.
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  • Cat slightly aljapovaty, but the mere existence of such a square. I, as a resident of St. Petersburg, it was interesting.
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  • Square cats is located in the Centre near the railway station. Go approximately 1-1, 5 km. Cats represent the family. Papa cat, Mama cat and restless 10th, 2 kittens. See photo.
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