Russia’s 10 Weirdest Monuments

Sometimes Russians commemorate notable events, things, people, animals and characters with bizarre monuments and statues.

The Monument to Happiness


Location: Tomsk.

Pickles monument


A Russian town of Lukhovitsy famous for its pickle recipe gives thanks to cucumbers by building a memorial to the vegetable.

The Monument to Chocolate or Chocolate Fairy


Location: City of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, Russia

Monument “The Invisible Man”


Location: Yekaterinburg

Keyboard monument


Keyboard monument is an outdoor sculpture featuring the QWERTY keyboard. It is located in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Keys F1, F2, F3, and Y were once stolen and in 2011 were rebuilt. Thanks to the keyboard, new city legends came to life. Rumor has it that if you “type” your wish on the keyboard and then jump on Enter, your wish will come true. If you want to reboot your life, press Ctrl, Alt, Del.

Monument to the Heating Radiator


Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the invention of the heating radiator, this quirky monument is located in Samara.

Monument to a Secret Lover


Location: Tomsk

A Statue of Plumber


Location: Omsk

The Enema Statue


For the Russians, the enema means obviously something more, because the city of Zheleznovodsk has erected an 800-pound, $42,000 statue to honor the device for its many years of unsung service to the backside of mankind.

The monument to lab rats used for DNA research


Location: Novosibirsk

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