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The Monument to Larisa Popugaeva
Памятник Ларисе Попугаевой
Monument to the geologist, candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, one of pioneers of diamonds in the USSR –Popugayeva Larisa Anatolyevna.
In 1954 it found the first in the country on detection time the radical diamond field in the northwest of Yakutia called "Summer lightning". Thanks to opening of this kimberlite tube the city Udachniy was founded. On a relief stele behind Larisa Popugayeva's figure – she at a fire near the worker Fyodor Belikov; a taiga, deer, a cool step wall of a pit on a kimberlite tube and a detail of a modern industrial landscape of those places: roads, power line.
The sculpture is made of bronze, the author - the St. Petersburg sculptor Valery Barkov. The pedestal of a monument is made of red granite.
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