In 2006, the first Beaver sculpture appeared in front of republican “Dozhinki” in Bobruisk. Why the word “Beaver” with a capital letter? Yes, because Bobruichans lovingly call the monument to Beaver Samuilovich. After all, he is dressed like a wealthy bourgeois in Bobruisk flaunting suit of the beginning of the 20th century: a coat, a shirt with a waistcoat, trousers and shoes, a butterfly on his neck, and a chain of clock clocks on an imposing plump pussy.
Under one hand (excuse me, paw) at Beaver Samuilovich an elegant cane, with another paw he lifts his hat, greeting passers-by.
On one of the fingers of the left hand / the paw of the Beaver the ring is sparkling. Shines like the nose of an animal, and the chain from the clock. After all, in Bobruisk there is a belief: you will rub the nose of the Beaver or touch it – you will have a nose for money (or ideas that bring money), wipe the chain and/or a ring – luck and wealth expect.
We installed a bronze sculpture on the pedestrian section of the Socialist street at the intersection of it with Karl Marx Street near the entrance to the central market. The author of the sketch of the monument is Vladimir Nikolayevich Gavrilenko. The height of the Beaver Samuilovich is standard for a man – 170 cm. The beaver was put into operation from the museum of local lore. A welcoming gesture, a good-natured smile, the true chic of the city dandy, the author of the sculpture project spied on the Bobruisk people. Vladimir Gavrilenko, working on the project, shoveled a bunch of fashionable pre-revolutionary magazines. But the Beaver turned out to be a real cheetah. The author of the sketch submitted the copyrights to the culture department of the Bobruisk City Executive Committee (now – the management of ideological work, culture and youth affairs).
Address – Monument to Beaver: Republic of Belarus, Mogilev Region, Bobruisk