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Sculptures that say it all: Russia's unique statues that reach out and express something

April 24, 18:03 UTC+3

From "Resting Pushkin" to "Invisible Man", here's a look at some of the country's most unusual monuments

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A monument titled "Resting Pushkin" in Moscow
A monument titled "Resting Pushkin" in Moscow
A monument titled "Resting Pushkin" in Moscow
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
A monument titled "A baby in a cabbage" across the entrance to Maternity Home in Tomsk
A monument titled "A baby in a cabbage" across the entrance to Maternity Home in Tomsk
A monument titled "A baby in a cabbage" across the entrance to Maternity Home in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to a fan at Trud Stadium in Tomsk
A monument to a fan at Trud Stadium in Tomsk
A monument to a fan at Trud Stadium in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to a grater reading "The Best Place for Discussions" in Yekaterinburg
A monument to a grater reading "The Best Place for Discussions" in Yekaterinburg
A monument to a grater reading "The Best Place for Discussions" in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument titled "Petersburg Angel" in Izmailovsky Garden in Saint Petersburg
A monument titled "Petersburg Angel" in Izmailovsky Garden in Saint Petersburg
A monument titled "Petersburg Angel" in Izmailovsky Garden in Saint Petersburg
© Alexander Demianchuk/TASS
A monument to a lover in Tomsk
A monument to a lover in Tomsk
A monument to a lover in Tomsk
© in Tomsk
A monument to Invisible Man, a character of The Invisible Man novel by English writer H. G. Wells, in Yekaterinburg
A monument to Invisible Man, a character of The Invisible Man novel by English writer H. G. Wells, in Yekaterinburg
A monument to Invisible Man, a character of The Invisible Man novel by English writer H. G. Wells, in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument depicting a student of the Emperor Nicholas II Moscow State University of Railway Engineering by the 1st building of this university in Moscow
A monument depicting a student of the Emperor Nicholas II Moscow State University of Railway Engineering by the 1st building of this university in Moscow
A monument depicting a student of the Emperor Nicholas II Moscow State University of Railway Engineering by the 1st building of this university in Moscow
© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS
A sculpture dedicated to curiosity by the Ural Culture Center in Yekaterinburg
A sculpture dedicated to curiosity by the Ural Culture Center in Yekaterinburg
A sculpture dedicated to curiosity by the Ural Culture Center in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A sculpture titled "Make Way for Ducklings!" in a public garden by the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
A sculpture titled "Make Way for Ducklings!" in a public garden by the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
A sculpture titled "Make Way for Ducklings!" in a public garden by the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS
A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in Tomsk
A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in Tomsk
A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to plumber Stepanych in Omsk
A monument to plumber Stepanych in Omsk
A monument to plumber Stepanych in Omsk
© Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
A Land Art sculpture of a keyboard in Yekaterinburg
A Land Art sculpture of a keyboard in Yekaterinburg
A Land Art sculpture of a keyboard in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument titled "A plumber and a cat" in Rostov-on-Don
A monument titled "A plumber and a cat" in Rostov-on-Don
A monument titled "A plumber and a cat" in Rostov-on-Don
© Valery Matytsin/TASS
A man poses for a photograph by a monument to Baron Munchausen in Kaliningrad
A man poses for a photograph by a monument to Baron Munchausen in Kaliningrad
A man poses for a photograph by a monument to Baron Munchausen in Kaliningrad
© Vitaly Nevar/TASS
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A monument titled "Resting Pushkin" in Moscow
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
A monument titled "A baby in a cabbage" across the entrance to Maternity Home in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to a fan at Trud Stadium in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to a grater reading "The Best Place for Discussions" in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument titled "Petersburg Angel" in Izmailovsky Garden in Saint Petersburg
© Alexander Demianchuk/TASS
A monument to a lover in Tomsk
© in Tomsk
A monument to Invisible Man, a character of The Invisible Man novel by English writer H. G. Wells, in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument depicting a student of the Emperor Nicholas II Moscow State University of Railway Engineering by the 1st building of this university in Moscow
© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS
A sculpture dedicated to curiosity by the Ural Culture Center in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A sculpture titled "Make Way for Ducklings!" in a public garden by the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS
A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in Tomsk
© Alyona Kardash/TASS
A monument to plumber Stepanych in Omsk
© Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
A Land Art sculpture of a keyboard in Yekaterinburg
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
A monument titled "A plumber and a cat" in Rostov-on-Don
© Valery Matytsin/TASS
A man poses for a photograph by a monument to Baron Munchausen in Kaliningrad
© Vitaly Nevar/TASS

No one could possibly cite the exact number of monuments erected in Russia. Most of them celebrate achievements across the arts, national and military service and cultural milestones. From "Resting Pushkin" to "Invisible Man", here's a look at some of the country's most unusual monuments. 

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