Underwater Museum of the Soviet Sculpture: Cape of Tarkhankut in Russia

Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut was established on August 25, 1992. Such an unusual idea arose from a submariner from Donetsk, Vladimir Borumensky.

Cape of Tarkhankut Location:

GPS coordinates of the Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut in Russia:
N 45 204.62 E32 34.134.

A year before the creation of the underwater Museum, V. Borumensky delivered and installed a monument to V. I. Lenin on Cape Tarhankut, which was dismantled in Donetsk. But a year later, the barbarians destroyed it, beheading the monument. It was then that the decision was made to move the monument to the bottom of the Black sea. Thus, this monument became the first Museum exhibit Of the “alley of leaders”.

Then every year the exposition of the Tarhankut underwater Museum expanded. In addition to the Lenin monument, there are busts of Karl Marx, Kirov, Zinoviev, Dzerzhinsky, Stalin, Voroshilov, and other figures of the Soviet party elite. And once Borodinski saw on the market square, the bust of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven and decided to buy it for the underwater Museum.

So a new trend in the development of this Museum was born – to install monuments not only to leaders but also to representatives of art. Now on the seafloor, there are busts of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Sergei Yesenin, Vasily Shukshin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Vladimir Vysotsky, Alexander Blok, and others. In General, the Tarhankut underwater Museum has more than fifty exhibits and this is far from the limit. By the way, a separate place is allocated for the statue of Adolf Hitler, which should be brought by divers from Germany.

Every summer, the divers carry out the cleaning of the Museum’s “halls”. They clean the monuments of algae and marine life, put them in order. Many tourists-divers are happy to come to Cape Tarhankut to visit the underwater Museum. The Cape regularly hosts excursions, which include the issuance of necessary equipment for diving or fishing.

A documentary was even made about the “alley of leaders”, which took part in the festival of international level. Also, after the release of this film, it was written about in Italian Newspapers.

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