Monument to the ”Nose of Major Kovialov”

This unusual monument in St Petersburg came right from the imaginary world of Nicolas Gogol (1809-1852). In 1836, he wrote a satiric short story called ”the Nose”: one morning a barber finds a nose in his bread, he gets rid of it by throwing it in the Neva river. At the same moment the Major Kovialov, college assessor, wakes up without his nose. Later he finds it in the street. Since 2002, the facade of the building where the major lived sports a nose. It was cut into the pink granite and is 40 cm-high. This out-of-the-ordinary monument was made by architect V. Bukhayev and sculptor Revaz Gabradze.
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