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Dog's nose miracles
Ploshchad Revolutsii metro station It is unlikely that Matvey Manizer, the
author of the sculpture group at the Ploshcad Revolutsii metro station, supposed
that his works would become the subject of Moscow superstition. Out of the 76
figures standing by the arches of the station, the most attention goes to the
four border guards with dogs. There is a superstition among Moscow students
that in order to get a good mark on a test they have to rub the dog's nose,
and to pass an exam — it's paw.
Sauman University students, who seem to have -arted this tradition, consider
the dog to the right om the entrance to the station's Eastern hall their personal"
one. The most luck would follow the person о manages to run out of the train,
touch the grades jok to the dog's nose and run back into the same train, ther
sculptures also help Muscovites: touching the shoes f the Student heals broken
hearts, while the gun of the Revolutionary sailor brings luck in financial area.
A special place is reserved for the flagman from the Marat battleship: those
who want their day to go well should touch his flag. The sculpture was modelled
on Olimpy Rudakov, whose glittering navy career reached its zenith with a dance
with Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation in United Kingdom.
M Ploshchad Revolutsii 05.30-1.00 (west entrance), 6.30-22.30 (east entrance)