Monument to Salavat Yulaev

The monument to the hero of the Bashkir people Salavat Yulaev, who is a warrior, poet-improviser(sesen), an ally of Emelyan Pugachev, one of the leaders of the rebels in the Peasant War of 1773-1775 – was opened on November 17, 1967. Its author was the people's sculptor, muralist and artist of North Ossetia and Bashkortostan Soslanbek Tavasiev. In 1970, the USSR State Prize was awarded to him for the creation of the monument.

The monument to Salavat Yulaev is the highest equestrian statue in Russia (9.8 meters). The uniqueness of it is also made by the fact that it has a weight of 40 tons, and has only three reference points. The strength of the sculpture is given by an internal steel framework: it passes through the legs of the horse, its hollow body and the figure of the rider, and the statue is embedded with the base in a reinforced concrete pedestal. The monument is made of bronze-cast iron, the pedestal is made of reinforced concrete, lined with polished slabs of black granite. From the rock on which the monument stands, you can enjoy a unique view of the Belaya River and the surrounding area. The place for the monument was chosen for a while, but these efforts were justified – everyone who comes to Ufa by train or arrives by boat sees a rider across the river.

The monument to Salavat Yulaev is the largest equestrian statue in all of Europe, a signature of Ufa, one of its main symbols. In addition to it, the image of the monument became an element on the coat of arms of the Republic of Bashkortostan.


Ufa, Salavat Yulaev Square