Traveling in Russia: what is Ivanovo proud of - the city of calico and brides?

The city, which in terms of the number of monuments of Soviet constructivism lags behind only Moscow and St. Petersburg, in which the buildings of weaving mills are called "Kremlins", and in the walls of these factories lie urns with the ashes of revolutionaries ...

The city in which the mansions of the “chintz kings” side by side with temples and in which you can visit three different eras in 15 minutes of unhurried walk ...

The first epoch is revolutionary, because Ivanovo is the city of the first Council. It was here at the beginning of the last century that the working-class movement began, which ended with the revolution of 1917, and the desire of the revolutionary authorities to make the garden city of Ivanovo is understandable.

The first kitchen factory in the USSR appeared here, where weavers and weavers took food without being distracted by its cooking; there was a unique children's Interdom, where communists from all over the world gave up on raising their children, without being distracted by their upbringing; here all these famous houses began to be built - the house- "horseshoe", the house- "ship", the house- "bird", the house- "bullet" ...

They built well, almost all the buildings still serve the people, and you can admire the famous “Ivanovo constructivism”. And to enhance the impression, be sure to go to the museum of the first Council. This is not just a museum; each hall here represents an apartment of a typical Soviet citizen of different years recreated to the smallest detail. And if you still visit the museum of the Soviet automobile industry, immersion into the era will be complete ...

A few hundred meters from the central square - and you are already in pre-revolutionary, wooden and mostly one-story Ivanovo-Voznesensk. It also has something to see: it is both merchant houses, the mysterious mansion of Dühringer, and the oldest building in the city, the Schudrovskaya tent. The first, by the way, multi-storey building of the city. Not so long ago, the built-up floors, fortunately, were torn down, and the tent will appear before you in its original form.

And next is a monument to singer Arkady Severny, the ancestor of the Russian genre “chanson” and a native of Ivanov ... The monument is interesting, unusual, and many visitors to the city stop at a loss in their confusion. Who is this person who lived, drank and worked clearly in some other plane?

By the way, before opening the monument, a black metal rose was shamefully inserted into a bottle facing the North (and he loved to drink!), And the wine bottle turned into a vase. Later, under pressure from the public, the rose was removed ... But initially the monument was to stand in St. Petersburg, where Arkady Severny lived and died, but Peter’s authorities did not find a place for him, and the singer returned to his small homeland.

The same story, by the way, with the monument to the “Fighters of the Revolution” - many wonder why the “fighters” are barefoot. The answer is simple: the monument was intended for Odessa, barefoot Odessa bindyuzhniki are depicted on it, but not weavers, but… The monument seemed slightly rough to refined Odessa.

Generally unusual monuments in Ivanovo enough. Not far from the North is a fee, on which it is so nice to sit and rub her nose. And throughout the city there are scattered very cute sculptures of the local self-taught master Volkov: there is both the “Eiffel Tower” and “Grandfather Nikolai”, and a monument to the inventor of the welding apparatus ...

But we forgot about the main symbols of the city - chintz and brides! Be sure to go to the museum of Calico, and you will understand why Ivanivans, coming out of the Ivanovo Textiles stores that bred around the country, are smiling sarcastically. Because real textiles can only be bought in their homeland! In the museum, by the way, several rooms are set aside for the work of “Red Cardin from Red Manchester” - Vyacheslav Zaitsev. He is also Ivanovsky ...

A bride ... The most famous "Ivanovo bride" was Appolinaria Suslova, the daughter of a local manufacturer. She spoiled a lot of blood to two of our geniuses - Dostoevsky and Rozanov. So think ... This is, of course, a joke. Ivanovo girls are cute, charming and smart, because Ivanovo has long been called the city of students.

And finally: to the one who, without the help of the Internet, will say in which film and in whose performance the song “Know it, sounded, I will leave for Ivanovo, and Ivanovo is the city of brides”, personally from me is a section of Ivanovo chintz ...

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