Before you stands a copy of the Tsar Cannon, which was made to Ukraine from Russia as a sign of friendship.
Tsar Cannon - this medieval artillery piece that was made in 1586 at the Cannon yard. Most likely, the name of it was due to their size and weight (total weight - 39.31 tons).
The gun was originally intended for the defense of the Kremlin from the invaders. But still, in the fighting gun was not involved, although studies have shown that one shot of it still was.
A copy of the gun in Donetsk made by this analogy. The weight is about 42 tons. Next to her towering symbolic kernel weight of 1.2 tonnes. We can point out the core with a weight not intended for the gun. Mainly used in the past kernel weight of 800 kg.
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