Barmaley Fountain – Volgográd (Sztálingrád)
The source became known thanks to the images of Emmanuil Evzerikhin, where it contrasted the banality of children playing, with the humenates of the city as the background ruins.
His official name was Khorovod. It was also known as source Andaluz or Druzhba, which means “friendship” in Russian and was built in 1933. He was in the area of the central station of Stalingrad, specifically on the Privokzalnaya square.
It was built by a tale for children written in 1929, Russian author Kornei Ivanovich Chukovskii
The allegory of the monument was derived from the eponymous fairy tale poem written by Korney Chukovsky. Excerpt
For nothing in the world
Do not go to Africa
Do not go to Africa for a walk!
In Africa, there are sharks,
In Africa, there are gorillas,
In Africa, there are large Evil crocodiles
They will bite you,
Beat and offend you –
Don’t you go, children, to Africa for a walk
In Africa, there is a robber,
In Africa, there is a villain,
In Africa, there is terrible
He runs about Africa
And eats children –
Nasty, vicious, greedy Barmaley!
he fountain was restored after World War II, but was later removed in the 1950s.
The statue featured prominently in Enemy at the Gates, and a similar statue was seen in V for Vendetta.
It is also seen in the film A Clockwork Orange, in the documentary footage shown to the main character Alex as part of the sinister aversion therapy to “cure” him of “ultra-violence.”