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General Monuments

The monument to Ostap Bender

The monument to Ostap Bender

ountry: Russia

Locality: Saint Petersburg

Nearest metro station: Nevsky Prospekt

Established: 2000

Sculptor: D. Charkin

Architect: V. Buhaev



The monument to Ostap BenderThe Greatest combinatory (con man) Ostap Bender is dressed in his tradition suit, cap and long scarf. He is standing next to that chair with treasure what he searched during long time. He is in no hurry to open it because it is last chair from furniture set of madam Petuhova the mother-in-law of Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov ("Pussy", Vorobyaninov). He holds a file with documents on Alexander Ivanovich Koreiko, a underground millionaire. Bronze Ostap looks like a Russian actor Sergei Yursky who played Ostap in great movie The Little Golden Calf.

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Creation history

The monument to the greatest combinatory was established in 2000 in Saint Petersburg on Italian street next to a restaurant Gold Ostap. The monument was established in honor of the 100th anniversary on birth son of the Turkish citizen and son of Lieutenant Schmidt Ostap Bender.


The monument very popular among citizens and guests of Saint Petersburg that why was born good tradition. You should touch his nose and sit on the chair and then your deal will be success.

How to find

Go to metro station Nevsky Prospekt and exit to a bank of Griboyedov Canal. On this street go toward the Church of the Savior on Blood. On the crossroad with Italian street turn right. On the Italian street go to building 4 where next to entrance to restaurant you will see this great man.