Chizhik-Pizhik, St. Peterburg
If you wander down to the Fontanka River embankment you might be able to see Chizhik-Pizhik, the tiny bronze bird perched midway down the embankment ledge – that is if nobody has taken it. Only 11 centimetres high and weighing around five kilograms, it is one of the smallest statues in St. Petersburg and easy to steal. Residents throw coins at it, believing it brings good luck. It was designed in 1994 by Georgian artist and playwright Revaz Gabriadze.