Square named after Chkalov

The square was created in the 1920s in front of the building of the Kyiv Veterinary and Zootechnical Institute, which was located there from 1924 to 1934 – now the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations is located here. The monument to Valery Pavlovich Chkalov (Soviet test pilot, brigade commander, hero of the Soviet Union; commander of the aircraft crew who in 1937 made the first non-stop flight over the North Pole from Moscow to Vancouver), made of bronze and granite at the Dnepropetrovsk Machine-Building Plant, was installed here in 1981 In October 2014, a solemn ceremony of laying flowers at the monument took place on the occasion of its reconstruction. The park contains one of the few surviving Theremin fountains, which is still working, as well as a children’s and sports grounds. One of the unusual elements of Chkalov Square is the sculpture “Mavka”, which was carved directly into the trunk of a tree that was previously intended to be cut down due to its poor condition.

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