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Location: Railway Station Square, Omsk, Siberia, Russia
Author: Sergei Sokolkov 

Date: 2007 

The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. It was built between 1891 and 1916 to connect Moscow with the Far-East city of Vladivostok. En route it passes through the Russian cities of Perm, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Chita and Khabarovsk.

The sculpture is made ​​by Sergei Sokolkov.

It is about three meters high.

The sculpture depicts the outlines of Omsk region placed on a pedestal with rails stretching into the distance and the figure of a railway man. This funny smiling character is portrayed in costume exactly corresponding to the original of XIX century and it gives "green light" to permit the movement to railway transport.

The composition symbolizes the unbreakable bond of time and generations in the history of the development of railway transport in Russia and, in particular, in Omsk region.  

This sculpture attracts attention of both the citizens and visitors. 


170th anniversary of Russian Railways and the 110th anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway