The Children round dance - a legendary fountain

The legendary fountain, which was called "the Children's round dance", was damaged during the bombing in Stalingrad.

![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][1] June 22, 1941, Germany and its allies invaded the Soviet Union, and they began quickly to advance inside the country. The Great Patriotic War started.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][2]![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][3] After being defeated in the fighting in summer and autumn of 1941, Soviet troops launched a counter-offensive during the Battle of Moscow in December 1941.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][4] Wehrmacht had developed the plan of attack in the north and the south. The attack on the south of the USSR would provide the control over the oil fields of the Caucasus (district of Grozny and Baku).![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][5] Germany's victory in the south of the Soviet Union could seriously undermine the Soviet industry. The capture of Stalingrad was very important to Hitler for the several reasons. It was a large industrial city on the River Volga, that was situated on the crossing of the strategically important transport routes connecting the center of Russia with the Southern regions of the USSR.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][6] The Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) was a major battle of World War II. For the Soviet Union, which also suffered heavy losses during the battle, the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad marked the beginning to the mass exile of the invaders from the Soviet land, with following by the liberation of the occupied territories of Europe and the final victory over the Third Reich in 1945.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][7]![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][8] August 23, 2013- it is the day of the 71st anniversary of the massive bombing of Stalingrad in 1942. A legendary fountain, which was called "the Children's round dance ", was damaged during the bombing in Stalingrad. Before the war the fountain was at the Station Square....![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][9] The sculptural composition represented a circle of six children, that danced around of the crocodile.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][10] The fountain was created on motives of a fairy tale, which was written by Chukovsky, who was a children's known writer.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][11] The sculpture became known after the photo of Emmanuel Yevzerikhin, who was a war photographer. The photo had reflected the contrast between the figures of children and destructions of the city, during the Battle of Stalingrad.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][12] The photos were taken August 23, 1942, right after an air raid of fascist aircrafts.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][13] The founder of the motorcycle club "Night wolves" Alexander Zaldastanov proposed to recreate an exact copy of the fountain and pass it as a gift to the residents of the city-hero.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][14] The idea was implemented during the International patriotic bike-show, dedicated to the anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad. An exact copy of the sculptural composition was performed by sculptor Alexander Burganov.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][15] One more copy of the fountain, that was embodied on the photo, will be passed as a gift to the Museum-reserve "the Stalingrad battle". The fountain "Children's round dance" was opened on August 23 at the Station Square. The restoration of sculptures was made on private donations.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][16] The organizer of the bike show in Volgograd (the former Stalingrad) Alexander Zaldostanov had offered to hold a minute of silence exactly at 16:18 (it is the time of the massive bombing of Stalingrad). On Friday, August, 23, in Volgograd, Russian president Vladimir Putin had taken part in the opening ceremony of a fountain ' the Children's round dance ', which had become one of symbols of the history of city.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][17]![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][18] "I want to thank everyone who has implemented this idea. Looking at the monument, we shall always remember the living and the fallen, remember to whom we owe this victory. We always think that the peace is always higher than the hatred and the enmity. We bow before the veterans of the war! "- The president said.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][19] Visitors of the patriotic action had observed for the historical reconstruction of the battle of Stalingrad.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][20]![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][21]![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][22] Then they watched the tricks on the motorcycles under the music of the violinists of the International biker-center. The firework was at the end of the action.![The Children round dance - a legendary fountain ][23] Sources: vesti.ru [1]: http://www.rg.ru/img/content/83/54/82/0-fontan_korneev-600.jpg [2]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0137.jpg [3]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0017.jpg [4]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0031.jpg [5]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0038.jpg [6]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0015.jpg [7]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0012.jpg [8]: http://fishki.net/picsw/052012/10/post/velikaya/velikaya-0016.jpg [9]: http://podzemka.spb.ru/lj/stalin/stalingrad01_02_05/deti1.jpg [10]: http://telegrafist.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/v15.jpg [11]: http://waralbum.ru/wp-content/comment-image/7525.jpg [12]: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/itravel/23659232/518404/518404_original.jpg [13]: http://podzemka.spb.ru//lj/stalin/stalingrad01_02_05/fontan.jpg [14]: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmoXFIXYn0hKLjidmz3ordfBxt3XVWozq0uIevGnbd3jtY-JxJ [15]: http://icdn.lenta.ru/images/2013/08/23/15/20130823154536236/pic_6ff803ad8b4f6de39c1e4f3cfdacab1c.jpg [16]: http://www.newtime.su/accel/content/pic/Roman/albd2010728115539/photo_2013_8_25_21_31_44.jpg [17]: http://news.mail.ru/prev670w/pic/3f/cc/main14453596_5d23223018d2f10f80a06ec168633dff.jpg [18]: http://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2013-03/thumbs/1363751874_stalingradvolgograd-32.jpg [19]: http://news.kremlin.ru/media/events/photos/medium/41d485d186fbb531fa3a.jpeg [20]: http://contents.i.sdska.ru/_i/news/c/regions/34/volgograd/2013/08/eventweek21_8.JPG [21]: http://serp.mk.ru/upload/userfiles/38303-b12.jpg [22]: http://serp.mk.ru/upload/userfiles/4%2815%29.jpg [23]: http://www.agregator.pro/foto/putin_otkroet_fontan_detskiy_horovod_v_volgograde.1840557.2013_08_10.jpg

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