In the central city park named after Garkavy, the "Siberian Bronze Horseman" rises - this is the name of the popular rumor almost immediately gave the equestrian statue of the founder of the city, the Russian emperor Peter I.The sculptural and artistic composition is an image of a horse in a calm state: the head of the animal is lowered, the tail is thrown back, the left front leg is raised in a bent position. The figure of the rider (Peter I) is slightly raised on the stirrups, his right hand is extended over the head of the horse, with his left hand bent at the elbow he pulls the bridle, the body is thrown back, the head is erect, the expression on his face is calm and stern. Peter I is depicted in the clothes of the regular Russian army of the beginning of the 18th century: high boots - jackboots, a military field uniform, a wide loose cloak, slightly thrown back by the wind, a cocked hat on his head.
The monument stands in the middle of a cozy square, among lawns and flower beds, surrounded by coniferous and deciduous trees and shrubs, traditional for the south of Siberia, among which you can see the manzhur nut - a far Eastern guest who has perfectly taken root in Altai.
Photo: Alexandra Gorbunova, Valery Stepanyuk