Statue of Lyubasha

The monument to Lyubasha (a diminutive for "Lyubov" which means "love") is an emblem and the principal curiosity of the city. It is believed that all guests of the city should sit down next to Lyuba on an iron bench and then they will surely come back there again. Lyubasha's story is tragic. She was a young wife of General-Governor of Omsk G. Kh. Gasford, but fell ill with tuberculosis and died when she was 17. When she was sick, she used to go out to sit on a bench and enjoy the sun. This is the way S. N. Norychev and I. A. Vokhitov portrayed her in the sculpture, erected in 1994.
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