Friday, August 10, 2007

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Nikolai Yakovchenko and Fan-Fan

Gotta take the doxies on the next plane to Kiev, what a photo op! Nikolai Yakovchenko (1900 - 1976) was a popular actor of Ukranian theatre and cinema. His beloved dachshund's name was Fan-Fan.
Excerpt from My Kiev: This statue was erected in 2000 for a 100-years jubilee of the actor. It was placed in the park in the vicinity of Ivan Franko’s theatre where Nicholas Yakovchenko was acting through nearly a half of a century. Kievans had liked the statue — kids are climbing to the shoulders of an old actor and stroking the back of funny dachshund; young girls like to sit on a knee of the statue for photos, so that places are polished and shiny. This will probably make Nicholas Yakovchenko really happy if he only knew, because all of his life he liked to be in a heart of a company.
Find out more about Nikolai Yakovchenko at My Kiev.


Anonymous said...

Now that's what we need in Chicago -- a statue of a cultural figure and his doxie! Shows that things in Kiev are delightfully civilized. Nice sculpture. Christa

kalyxcorn said...

see now if that danged Sherpa Large combo worked for Baxter, we'd totally be there!!

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