Statue of St. George in North Ossetia
This statue is called "George the Victorious jumps out of the rock." A unique monument located in the city of Vladikavkaz. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that it is located at a height of about 22 meters and is attached to the rock only by the outer part of the rider's raincoat.
Visually it creates the feeling that the monument is floating in the air.
It was built at the expense of the city authorities and donations of local residents. St. George the Victorious is depicted proudly looking into the distance, he has a helmet on his head, armor on his body, he is sure of himself and has no doubt that he will win another victory. His horse, like his master, is fearless and brave, his front legs bent, his head lowered and pressed to his body. The sculpture "George the Victorious jumps out of the rock" is depicted in dynamics - the wind develops the hero's cloak and the horse's mane. It is made of fine bronze and painted in a silvery shade. Every year, this monument attracts the attention of many tourists, and everyone strives to take pictures with him.But the locals have a special ceremony - to make a wish under the sculpture, which must come true within a year.
Work on the sculptural composition lasted more than two years. A six-meter monument weighing 13 tons was installed on the mountainside, at a height of 30 meters. The opening of the monument was consecrated by the elders. St. George the Victorious is one of the most revered and beloved saints in North Ossetia. He is considered the patron saint of warriors, travelers, men and the whole republic. The figure of St. George the Victorious, Vladimir Soskiyev, was carved from bronze. According to the sculptor, it is the warmest and liveliest metal.