Photographer's Note

I had ate something few minutes before and became very bad when I arrived in the Garden Ring, an area where the old ramparts of Moscow where located some day and today is a huge avenue around the city.
In this area Stalin decided to build many skyscrapers to show Russians could to compete with New York, I will post these buildings ahead. Here we have a modern building, created few years ago and using the Stalinist design as a reference.
At side you can see a statue of a man with a rifle, it is a homage to Kalashnikov, the man who invented one of most popular and famous guns in the world, loved by armies and terrorists.
Here you can't see, but the monument is divided in two parts, five meters ahead there is a big statue of Saint Michael killing the evil (looks like Saint George statue, but it isn't), it is a reference to the fact the rifle was created not to produce evil, but to combat the evil. Of course many people don't agree with this point of view.
I added two extra images: You can see the Saint Michel and many rifles at side. Pay attention in the face of Saint Michael. Am I creating fantasies in my mind or the face of the saint is similar with Vladimir Putin ?
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Poucos minutos antes eu havia comido um pedao de doce e isso fez piorar minha doena. Alcancei ento o Anel dos Jardins, uma rea onde outrora ficavam as muralhas de Moscou e que agora servem como um anel virio ao redor da cidade. Stalin mandou erguer grandes arranha-cus nessa avenida apenas para dizer que no era s Nova Iorque que podia fazer prdios grandes. Daqui uns dias vou mostrar esses prdios aqui.
Vemos na foto um prdio novinho em folha e que usou o estilo dos prdios stalinistas como referncia. Reparem que h uma esttua no lado com um homem segurando um rifle. uma homenagem a Kalashnikov, o inventor da arma mais popular do mundo moderno, amada por exrcitos e terroristas.
Vocs no podem ver aqui, mas o monumento tem duas partes, mais adiante o monumento tem uma esttua de So Miguel combatendo o drago (parece So Jorge, mas no ), isso uma referncia ao fato de que consideram que a arma foi feita no para produzir o mal, mas combater o mal, obviamente nem todos concordam com isso.
Coloquei duas fotos extras para que vocs vejam o monumento, pode ser que eu esteja vendo coisas, mas acho que o rosto de So Miguel bem parecido com a cara do Vladimir Putin.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11868 W: 174 N: 23238] (100646)
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  • Date Taken: 2019-09-16
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  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-14 1:55
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