The same view from the Astrakhan Bridge after the redevelopment of the river valley in the early 1950s. It is when Lybed Boulevard came into being – but not as a replacement of the river but rather as its embankment. It looked like redevelopment of Soviet health resort premises during the Stalin era. The river was straightened and new footbridges with delicate tracery in the railing were erected. And, finally: this is when the famous elk-decorated fountain came into being. A 1955 guide titled The Rivers of Volga, Kama, and Don wrote, "Lenin Street then crosses Lybed – more of a creek than a river. Lybed's valley has paths, green lawns, flower beds, and sculptures, serving as a go-to place for citizens looking for a stroll. The valley is one of the many spots in Ryazan that have seen improvement over the past years, with capital expenditure into city development growing almost eight-fold."