Variations on a theme «...with a film across Russia»
Variations on a theme «My Yekaterinburg»
Camera: Canon EOS 5
Lens: Canon EF 28-105 1:3.5-4.5 USM
+ Vivitar color correction 85B filter
Film: Kodak Vision3 200t (ECNII) expired
Photo taken: 17/02/2017
Scanner: Pakon F235+
The black tulip is a memorial to the Ural soldiers of the internationalists who died in Afghanistan and the soldiers who died in Chechnya. It is located on the square of the Soviet Army in the square of Lunacharskogo streets - Pervomaiskaya - Mamina-Sibiryaka - Shartashskaya.
The idea of creation: Sverdlovsk regional branch of the Russian Union of Afghan Veterans (RSO RSVA)
Sculptor: Konstantin Grunberg
The author of the second part of the monument: Andrei Serov.
The artistic idea of the monument is the stylized space of a cargo military transport aircraft carrying the bodies of dead soldiers and officers to their homeland. These planes were called "black tulips" by the "Afghans" themselves.
In the center of the composition is the figure of a seated soldier with an automatic rifle around which the metal pylons imitating the skeleton of the aircraft fuselage are named with the names of the Uralians who died during the fighting in Afghanistan.
The monument is made of metal with a special coating. The weight of the central figure of the monument is 4.5 tons, the height is 4.7 meters. The height of the pylons is 10 meters. On ten pylons of the monument are 240 surnames of Sverdlov residents who died in Afghanistan.
Later, after the end of the active stage of the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya, in 2002 this ensemble was supplemented with granite steles with the names of servicemen who died in the Chechen Republic and Dagestan.