Temporary difficulties have repeatedly overcome the Uzbek people. A striking example of this is the Tashkent earthquake, which occurred on April 26, 1966 at 05: 23 by local time.
The tragedy shocked the entire country. As a result of the earthquake, hundreds of homes were destroyed, and the center of Tashkent suffered the most. More than 300,000 people were left homeless and forced to live in tents. Thanks to the friendly assistance provided by the former Union republics, a grandiose project was implemented, within the framework of which almost the entire city was reconstructed, as well as new neighborhoods were built. In honor of this event, on May 20, 1976, the monument "Courage" was erected in Tashkent. The monument was created by the sculptor and artist Dmitry Ryabichev.
The main idea of the monument is friendship, fortitude and courage of people. The artistic image is represented by a black cube made of granite. It shows a dial with a clock, the date and year of the tragedy, through which the split passes, symbolizing the earthquake. The crack from the black cube leads to the image of a family. Here we see a woman holding a child with one hand and a man making a repulsive gesture.
Bas-reliefs complete the composition. They serve as a background for the monument and are arranged in a semicircle. On the bas-reliefs you can see courageous people who selflessly helped to restore the city.
The monument "Courage" is an important landmark of the city. Just-married come here with flowers, guests of the capital. Young and old people like to relax near the monument. The monument perfectly conveys the strength of the spirit and the hope that all temporary difficulties will be overcome.