“The seaman’s wife” – a symbol of faithfulness and modesty

September 1st, 2014

FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that Ukrposhta is to issue a new stamp commemorating a great monument "The seaman's wife" in Odessa. This stamp is part of series "The beauty and grandeur of Ukraine". This stamp will be released on the 2d of September.

On the territory of the sea terminal of Odessa in 2002, there is a monument created by sculptor Alexander Tokarev. It is the modest memorial, dedicated to the faithful wives of seafarers and their children who accompanied their husbands and fathers to Sevastopol in the autumn of 1941. The faithful wife watched the ships of the Black sea fleet and waited for the return of the fleet of "Glory" and "Soviet Ukraine", the tanker "Tuapse" and "Nakhimov".

Monument to seaman's wife in Odessa is a real symbol of the city. The wife of a sailor with a child in her hands watches and meets every ship entering or leaving the port of Odessa. Tourists, who arrive in Odessa, happily wave to the bronze sculpture by the hand as the sigh to come back here again.

"The seaman's wife" is made of bronze and looks like a graceful beautiful woman with a baby, which stands on the balcony and looks far away to the sea, waiting for the return of the ship with her husband-sailor. Surprisingly, how accurately the master was able to convey emotions and mood of faithful wife in the details.

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