The monument to the 12th chair
The monument to the 12th Chair, dedicated to Ilf and Petrov, famous authors of the novel “Twelve Chairs”, is located in the center of Southern Palmira, in the City Park on Deribassovska Street.
The monument was opened on April 1, 1999. This monument is one of the favorite places of citizens and guests in the whole city. The monument is a little chair that is placed on the marble pedestal. Ear the chair there is a suitcase that belongs to Ostap Beder. On the back of the chair you can read the most famous expressions from the novel: “How much for opium for the people?”, “Kissia and Ossia were here”, “All the contraband is produced in Odessa on the Mala Arnautska Street” etc. There is also a phrase written on the pedestal “Citizens of Odessa – Ilf and Petrov”.
The chair is famous for the fact that visitors can sit on it and take beautiful pictures. One of the local citizens also thought of a great way to make profit: he is offering to take picture on the chair with the hat and the scarf. Of course not for free.