Photographer's Note

This triple fountain decorates the main square in the town of Bataysk. The fact that it is the main square is proved by presence a statue of Lenin there, as it was (and mainly is) at the central place of any settlement in the former Soviet Union, maybe excluding very small ones. Bataysk is a pretty big town in Rostov oblast of the Russian Federation.

In the background of the picture you can see the town’s municipality building with three flags on the roof. They are the flags of Rostov oblast (blue-yellow-red), Russia (white-blue-red) and the town (blue with the Bataysk’s emblem). The emblem itself is also seen below the flags. It says that Bataysk is an important railway and motorway junction, the gate to Caucasus (look at the golden arch with an eagle, symbol of Caucasus). The lower part of the emblem is a graphical code of the town’s name, Ba Tay Su, which in Turkic language can mean “The settlement at the river with green and lush banks” or may be “The river of Batiy”.

GPS coordinates: 47.13850 Lat, 39.74420 Long, 9 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1933 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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