The statue of Alexander Pushkin, a great Russian poet, was unveiled in 1957 in the center of the public garden in Arts Square.
The poet is depicted reciting poetry, his hand is outstretched in a free gesture and his head is proudly thrown back. The graceful, four-meter-high statue reveals the inspired image of the poet.
The author of the monument, Mikhail Anikushin, wrote about his creation: “Pushkin was a bright personality; he was simple in his actions and clear in his thoughts. Therefore I tried to get rid of all the details that might hide that clear image of our great poet… I wanted the statue – Pushkin’s figure – to radiate joy and warmth”.