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  Major Kovalyov's Nose
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Nikolai Gogol wrote a well-known story called "The Nose" where the protagonist wakes to find his nose missing and wandering the city.

If you happen to be walking near Sennaya Ploschad you might look up and see
a wall-mounted statue called "Major Kovalyov's Nose" based on the Gogol story about a mis-placed now :)

The nose was erected in 1994 during of the "Zolotoi Ostap" festival of humor and satire.
It weighs about 100 kg and was reported missing in 2002, just like in the book! As of 2007 it is still there :)

Website: http://www.sptimesrussia.com/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=8178&highlight=Gogol%20Nose

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  • Written Jun 6, 2007
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