Funny folk place names in Russian cities

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There are many funny folk names in the cities of Russia.

St. Petersburg

Catherine II on Ostrovsky Square photo - Novogodnee
Catherine II, actually “Kat'kin Garden” (aka Ostrovsky Square), Alexandrinsky Theater and the remnants of New Year's luxury.

There are many funny toponyms in St. Petersburg: the monument on Vosstaniya Square - “the bayonet in the throat of Nevsky Prospect”, the monument on Moscow Avenue at the entrance to the city - chisel, etc. Understandable only to St. Petersburgers "on Vaska", "on Peter".

Yaroslavl


House with Eggs” for the spire design element :) Probably the most platinum from the collection. Yaroslavl, Lenin Avenue, 20 (architect: Alexander Alekseevna Matveeva.

Atlanta (
Former mansion of Yaroslavl merchant I. N. Dunaev on Dvoryanskaya Street (now - October Avenue). It is also known among the townspeople as “the house of the non-drinkers” or “the four non-drinkers” (Atlantes are 4).

Yaroslavl, October avenue, 3.

House with arch photo - Yaroslavl
House with arch Also known as "House for Lenin", "House on the Red", "Pants". Monument to Lenin in the people - "at hand".

Monument to Lenin photo - Yaroslavl
Monument to Lenin on the eponymous avenuy. In the people - "sedentary Lenin" or "under the foot" (by analogy with the comic nickname of the monument in Red Square - "at hand".

Karl Marx Monument photo - Yaroslavl
Monument to Karl Marx on the eponymous square. In the people - "Head".

Monument to FG Volkov photo - Yaroslavl
Monument to FG Volkov - the founder of the first Russian professional theater. In the people - "Fedya" or "Man in tights".

Address: Yaroslavl, square "Vlasyevsky garden".

Epiphany Square photo - Yaroslavl
Epiphany Square Until 1992 - the area of ​​Podbelsk Popular names - Epiphany, Podbelka.

Vologda

Monument to Lenin photo - Vologda
Monument to Lenin in a children's park next to Revolution Square, Vologda. The scale of Ilyich 1: 1, for which the people nicknamed "Little Lenin".

Monument to the heroes of the October Revolution and the Civil War photos - Vologda
Monument to the heroes of the October Revolution and the Civil War of 1918, Vologda, Revolution Square. In the people is called "tooth".

Bryansk

Monument to the warrior monk Alexander Peresvet and the narrator Boyan photo - Bryansk
Monument to the warrior monk Alexander Peresvet and the narrator Boyana on Pokrovskaya mountain, and behind it - the stele of the military and labor prowess of the Bryansk. The people - "five to two".

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