DETAILS OF THE WORK
Type of work: sculpture
Location: Railway Station Square, Omsk, Siberia, Russia
Author: Sergei Sokolkov
Description: The sculpture is dedicated to the 170th anniversary of Russian Railways and the 110th anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
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 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.
This sculpture attracts attention of both the citizens and visitors.