During the Great Patriotic War Omsk became a major center of evacuation of the residents from besieged Leningrad. Many rescued and brought into the city children who lost their parents and relatives stayed to live in Siberia. In the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory it was decided to install a monument in Omsk to children of besieged of Leningrad.
The sculpture was casted in bronze in Zhukovsky of Moscow region. The сollection of funds for the manufacture of sculpture was held by the non-profit Cultural Charity Fund “Magic of Kindness”. On February 21, 2014 the opening ceremony of the monument was held in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad.
The sculpture represents a composition of 1.2 meters high. Three kids wrapped in shawls (two girls and one boy), huddling up to each other, look with startled eyes at passers-by from the granite pedestal. The figures of children are made in full size. The boy holds a kettle in his hands, the elder girl holds a violin and the younger girl — a doll. The inscription on the pedestal reports that during the war more than 17 thousand children were evacuated from Leningrad to the Omsk region.
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