The opening of this original monument took place on August 17, 2005 at the Lovers' Square. This is one of the iconic places for holiday photo shoots. Indeed, the monument is very picturesque and few people can just pass by and not help drunk Uncle Vasya back up the pillar. By the way, “Uncle Vasya the Drunkard” is the national name of the monument. According to the author of the composition of the sculptor K. Zinich, the dog at the man’s feet in the original version was not planned. It was required to create a collective image of a drunk person.