Monday, November 21, 2011

Bashkir Rider Ulaev

This sculpture is of Bashkir national hero Salavat Ulaev. He was born in 1754. He took part in Pugachev's country revolt in days of Ekaterina II (1773-1775). The revolt was begun by the Ural cossacks and had been supported by Bashkirs . Cossacks and Bashkirs battled with imperial armies. Therefore the horse skips above a gun in this sculpture. Sculpture is from the 1970's.

There is stamp on the bottom in Russian: Salavat Ulaev - national hero and poet of Bashkir people.

Sculptor is Panov.
Here he is on a Soviet postage stamp from 1952

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