Probably, there will not be among us a man who at least once in his life has not watched the famous film, which has already become a classic of the genre - “12 chairs”. We all know the main character of Ostap Bender. He also became famous in the film "The Golden Calf."
Ostap Bender is a character who leaves few indifferent. Someone dreams of being as inventive, ironic, resourceful and sharp on the mind. Someone hates the main character. Which, incidentally, was reflected in the opinion of many residents after the monument was built. And he is in St. Petersburg on an Italian street.
Ostap Bender was put in this place back in 2000. Such an event was made for a reason. After all, the hero of the work turned 100 years old. That’s why it was a pleasant decision to immortalize him, because whoever says anything, but you must admit that Ostap Bender certainly does not leave anyone indifferent. There is also an opinion that the hero of the work had a real prototype.
It is noteworthy that the monument was erected at the restaurant of the same name, which is currently not there. But the monument to expressive Bender with the features of the actors who played his role in the films has been standing and pleasing for the second decade. This is a local attraction that attracts a lot of tourists. And, of course, there are some signs that people really believe in. What can be seen on the rubbed nose of the monument.
After all, it is believed that if a person has some plans, perhaps even adventurous, then rubbing his face, namely Ostap’s nose, you can not worry. After all, the result will be positive. The same applies to the chair, which, incidentally, was also immortalized, because what Bender without a chair with diamonds. After sitting on it, you can count on success. Here is a popular belief over the years.
Painting The Holy Family