The Sima-Land company presented Yekaterinburg with a huge statue of a lion with golden genitals, which was installed near the singing media screen on Weiner Street. According to The Rise, this is a reference to the bull statue on Wall Street in New York, which constantly has queues. People go to rub the bull’s golden testicles, which supposedly promises financial luck. The city hall refused to comment on the installation of the sculpture.
“I can’t comment on (the installation of the sculpture),” said the publication’s interlocutor.
The Telegram channel “Mediascreen on Weiner” said that the statue refers to ancient five-meter lions, which, according to archaeologists, lived in the Urals more than 30 thousand years ago.
Now giant lions have returned to the capital of the Urals, just like several thousand years ago. This project has become a symbol of a return to roots and a reminder of the strength and resilience of the region and the people living in it, the company said.
Earlier, Russian designer and blogger Artemy Lebedev called the monument to Peter I in the center of Moscow “a piece of bronze shit.” He proposed removing the sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli from the center of the capital and moving it outside the city. According to him, Moscow did not deserve such an ugly monument.