The Monument to Anton P. Chekhov

The monument was constructed in 1995 on the lower terrace of the 350th Anniversary of Krasnoyarsk Square (today known as Theater Square). Anton P. Chekhov spent 24 hours in Krasnoyarsk in May of 1890, when he was on his way to Sakhalin. He stayed in Deer hotel on Voskresenskaya Street not far from Pochtamsky Pereulok (“alley”). Leaving he had been waiting for long for a river crossing. Here are some impressions he wrote in his travelling notes: “On this riverside there’s Krasnoyarsk, which is the best and most beautiful among all Siberian cities and towns, on another side—mountains that remind me of Caucasus, they’re same smoky and dreamy. I stayed there and thought: what a smart and brave life will light up this place one of those days…”. Authors: sculptor – Yu. P. Ishkhanov, a People’s artist of Russia, architects – A. S. Demirkhanov, a People’s architect of Russia, and V. N. Chepizhko.


Krasnoyarsk, 86 Dubrovinskogo Street, Teatralnaya Ploshchad