Dedicated to Tyumen's fearless felines, Skver Sibirskikh Koshek commemorates one of the city's contributions to Russia during World War II. As the siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) starved the citizens of Russia's second city in the West, cats began to disappear as people captured and ate them just to stay alive. This caused an explosion in the rat population there, threatening food supplies and the priceless national treasures of the Hermitage Museum. Visit this memorial park and see the gold-plated cats representing those that were shipped from Tyumen to St. Petersburg to help hunt down rats and protect the nation's most precious artifacts from destruction. The site teaches that although the cats hardly had a say, the several hundred that made the journey played a huge role in Russia's postwar cultural recovery. Make Skver Sibirskikh Koshek a part of your Tyumen vacation plans using our Tyumen journey maker site.
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This is a hidden gem of Tyumen, I got here on my third or fourth visit, and I went on purpose. This is not a very long alley with sculptures of cats, cats and kittens in different poses. They are... more »
At the end of the day these are just car statues. They are well done and are good to have wander around. more »
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