Russia is a country where it is easy to find all kinds of expressions of almost every culture in the world and a reflection of this are the statues and monuments that are built over the country.
We talked about Egyptian sphinxes and Greek sphinxes stand as guardians of the bridges they protect. You are now the turn of a curious and amazing sphinxes a little more exotic than before. This is the Shin-Tsa, strange Chinese sphinxes rise above their pedestals on the boardwalk Petrovski.
These sphinxes were a gift from the Chinese in Jilin to Grodekov, who in turn gave them to St. Petersburg in 1907, and decided to place them as the guardians of the boardwalk Petrovski occasion of its recent reconstruction. These majestic statues stand right on the banks of the River Neva with its protective and serious demeanor perpetually watching the other side of the river. Contrary to other sphinxes, these Chinese monuments are not human half but a lion full body, indeed Shin-Tsa means precisely lion.
The curious thing about the Shin-Tsa Petrovski his face is more like that of some kind of dog than a lion.