Pronya Prokopovna and Svirid Petrovich Golokhvastov, by sculptors Vladimir Shchur and Vitaliy Sivko.
Photo by Sylvie Barbalat, 2006.
Close-up of the stag beetle on the young man's coat. Photo by Sylvie Barbalat, 2006.
It was a very humorous and apt detail to add.
Kiev is one of the many towns that have stag beetles . Other examples that I know of are Budapest, Basel, Bonn, Brussels, London, and Colchester which is where I live.
For its location in Kiev click here.
 - Mamonov G (1991) The Great European Stag Beetle - its Past and its Future. Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist's Society 50: 157-163. [PDF]
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