In our merry time in Russia, the number of unusual monuments is also growing, raising the spirits of children and adults. On July 1, in Moscow, another monument stood in a row with the monument to processed cheese "Friendship", sculptures of St. Petersburg Chizhik-Pyzhik, a cartoon kitten in Voronezh, a monument to happiness "I'll sing right now" in Tomsk, etc. It was a monument to Moidodyr.
The opening of the monument took place in the Eastern District of the capital, in the Sokolniki Park, known throughout the country. The opening was turned by the administration of the park into a whole holiday for children, which was named "Day of Moidodyr". This name was glorified by the children's writer Korney Chukovsky back in the last century - a fairy tale in verse "Moidodyr" was published in 1921, and later cartoons based on it were shot more than once. Children and adults could watch them on a large screen installed on the Sand Alley near the mini-zoo. Of course, as at a real children's party, balloons were everywhere, and those who wished could enjoy various sweets.
The hero of the occasion for the time being modestly hid under a cloak, rather resembling Carlson in the role of a cute ghost with a motor. But when the hour struck and from the sculpture 1 meter 80 centimeters tall and weighing 800 kilograms the covers were torn off, everyone saw the famous "bent-legged and crooked". After a short solemn speech from the organizers, those who wished had the opportunity to be photographed from the "washbasins by the chief", rub the copper spout of his faucet and make a wish. There were dozens of applicants, and although some of them had to be hired, it seems that the park administration need not worry about keeping this piece of sculpture in a polished state.
After the opening of the monument, the author of which was the St. Petersburg sculpture Marcel Korober, the holiday continued with a series of fun competitions. For example, two teams of children with the names "Clean" and "Dirty" competed in the relay race for the speed of movement in the park in basins. And then anyone under the age of seven could demonstrate their skill in throwing a rag into a bucket. However, in these competitions there was a truly Olympic spirit - an award in the form of tokens for a water pistol or yo-yo was presented to all participants.