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Fun sculpture.

Very fun sculpture by famous artist from Tomsk Leonty Usov. Located on boardwalk by Tom river. Very... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2017
Andrei C
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A whimsical caricature of the author Chekhov

This statue sits above the river in Tomsk. It seems Chekhov visited Tomsk and panned it. So the... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
William T
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Buffalo Grove, IL
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Бронзовый двухметровый памятник А. П. Чехову установлен 20 августа 2004 г. в честь 400-летия Томска на набережной реки Томь недалеко от устья реки Ушайки. Автор памятника — скульптор Леонтий Усов. Памятник построен на народные средства.
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Tom' embankment, Tomsk 634050, Russia
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Very fun sculpture by famous artist from Tomsk Leonty Usov. Located on boardwalk by Tom river. Very nice scenic view.

Thank Andrei C
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This statue sits above the river in Tomsk. It seems Chekhov visited Tomsk and panned it. So the locals got their revenge on him with this humorous statue.

1  Thank William T
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out" Anton Chekov Well earn nose as people rub for luck an inspiration Good location near the family court and beside the river

Thank Richard K
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

A bit of fun down by the river. Chekhov didn't think much of Tomsk so Tomsk had their revenge on Chekhov. Perfect picture for the selfie generation. If visiting Tomsk you'll want to see it.

Thank AlanofLondon
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This monument is vaguely funny, and I assume based on the fact that Chekhov spoke quitely badly about Tomsk when he visited. The promenade is rather bare without the statue so it does provide a focus for making photos on otherwise boring embankment.

Thank Maur75
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This monument has great history attached to it and anybody visiting tomsk cann't miss coming and clicking with this monument. Photo with this monument is the proof that you were here. It is at river side loved by most of the people. Young or old,...More

Thank bpasari
Reviewed March 4, 2016

this statue and the river area are very nice during spring but during winter is frozen at this open place

Thank benjaminModiinIsrael
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Met my friend Anton Tsjekhov where I expected to find him. Rub his nose, all the locals do it. To find Mr Tsjekhov, go to Lenin Boulevard, find the river Ushayka, and where Ushayka meets Tom go to right and as close to Tom as...More

1  Thank Terje N
Reviewed October 15, 2015

symbolic place of tomsk. must take a foto with this fellow)) don't try to take his umbrella or he will punch you. i have seen it. :p

Thank Tilak S
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice statue in a nice place. Also close to a theater and to lenin statue. Part of the statues tour in Tomsk

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Created on August 20, 2004 in honor of the 400th anniversary of Tomsk district . The author of the monument - sculptor Leonty Usov , caster Maxim Petrov
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