Faina Ranevskaya monument

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Faina Ranevskaya monument is one of the newest sights in Taganrog. The legendary actress, who had the title "merited actress of the USSR", was born in Taganrog in 1896. Before moving to Moscow she played in provincial Russian theatres, as well as in Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Ranevskaya became popular not only because of her theatre roles but also with her cinema works (the comedy "Door-bell baby", "Wedding", "Spring", "Sky slow walker"). She was also famous for her quotes, many of which became aphorisms. The bronze statue of the actress made by the Rostov sculptor David Begalov is located opposite to the house of Nikolayevskaya street (currently Frunze street). Faina Ranevskaya spent her childhood there.