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QWERTY Monument, Yekaterinburg

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Walk across Anatoly Vyatkin's QWERTY Monument, which features an IBM PC keyboard scaled to 30 times its normal size. Completed in 2005, the monument includes 86 concrete keys, each weighing about 80 kg (176.4 lb). The keys in the grass also serve as improvised benches. An urban legend tells that wishes "typed" here come true--as long as you press "Enter" at the end. To visit QWERTY Monument and other attractions in Yekaterinburg, use our Yekaterinburg holiday planner.
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  • This is just one of those fun photo stops along the river walk. It was during winter and snow was there but they brushed the keyboard off and you can take photos. Nice quick walk by.  more »
  • Some of the keys are now out of line and grass grows around them. I'm not sure what the motivation for building a Latin keyboard in a country that uses the Cyrillic alphabet was but it is unique if pe...  more »
  • This is a very interesting and unique monument. I've never seen something like that in the other place I visited  more »
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  • Must see.