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Grigory Rasputin monument in Tyumen

Grigory Rasputin monument in Tyumen

Grigory Rasputin monument in Tyumen. Author of the composition – Tyumen sculptor Vladimir Zolotukhin

Grigory Rasputin monument in Tyumen

On the territory of the modern perinatal center in Tyumen appeared a monument to Grigory Rasputin. The place was not chosen by chance: it is here the old man was undergoing treatment after being stabbed in the stomach in 1914, and then worked as an orderly. The statue of an old man in a full-length, the hand rests on on a Viennese chair, which according to legend, helped him to heal men’s disease. Rasputin – known historical figure, and he deserves this monument. According to Tyumen sculptor Vladimir Zolotukhin, he used archival photographs working on the monument. The composition appeared thanks to the sponsors of 15 Tyumen enterprises.
Unfortunately, the monument is made of glass, plastic, but such a historical figure deserves a solid monument, at least bronze. Rasputin was a believer, and many of his prophecies come true. He was a real saint, brutally murdered 30 December 1916. All the legends that go of him – no more than a fairy tale, invented by enemies to defame.
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Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Legendary Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Asgat Galimzyanovich Galimzyanov (2 March 1936 – January 3, 2016) – the famous Soviet, Russian and Tatarstan philanthropist. Working as a carter at the Kazan collective farm market, he raised cattle in his shed and for earned money bought more than 80 buses and cars for orphanages of the Soviet Union and Russia. He became the prototype of the monument to the philanthropist in the center of Kazan.
Asgat Galimzyanov began his charitable activities with the help of the children’s home № 1 in Kazan. He brought there an entire cart of apples, pears and oranges. By the way, not all families could afford fruit at that time. Later he also bought fruit and warm clothes for kids. In addition, he donated a car Niva, and PAZ automobile. Besides, he spent much time with children, giving them a ride in a cart.
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Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery. December 24th, 2016. Work by sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Eighteen months have passed since the death of the famous Russian singer Zhanna Friske (Jeanne Friske). She died on June 15, 2015 at her home in Balashikha. Her younger sister Natalia said last fall that she, along with her parents were going to perpetuate the memory of Zhanna, erecting a monument in her honor. Then the younger Friske said she would like to see the monument of Zhanna in full growth in a beautiful long dress or a concert costume. Earlier it was reported that famous Russian painter, sculptor and designer Zurab Tsereteli could make the sculpture. However, the authors of the monument became sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov. According to them, the hardest thing they had to deal with – was a face. So, they focused on a photo .. Despite this, the monument received outrage from her fans.
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Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument in Moscow. Sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov monument

May 28, 2014 Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin personally took part in the opening of the monument to Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov (March 13, 1913 – August 27, 2009). The monument was installed on Povarskaya Street in the square between the houses number 33 and number 35/28: next to the house where he lived a long time, and in front of the International Community of Writers’ Union, which he headed.
The sculpture was created by People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Rukavishnikov, author of Moscow monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Yuri. The members of the family of the writer: Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov and Yulia Subbotina attended the opening ceremony.
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Silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

Winter landscape of Tarusa. Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva. Sculptor Boris Messerer

Monument to silver age poetess Marina Tsvetaeva

“I do not accept eternity!
Why did you bury me?
I don’t like to be underground
Taken from my beloved land! “

And on her beloved land, in Russia, constantly appear monuments, sculptures and plaques perpetuating the memory of the poetess. And one of the most famous, perhaps, is the monument on the shore of the river Oka in Tarusa. Here Marina Tsvetaeva – the prodigal daughter, barefoot, and bent, as if always guilty, stands with her back to the river. Nevertheless, monuments to Tsvetaeva do not decorate every park and every public garden, or a street of every city. And this is right.
“Glory! – I did not want you:
And I couldn’t cope with you.”

M. Tsvetaeva.
Even during her lifetime, she was not controllable by anyone or anything. August 31, 1941 Tsvetaeva committed suicide. The poetess was buried in the city of Elabuga, the Peter and Paul Cemetery.
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Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

November 20, 2016. Author of the sculpture – Victor Mitroshin, project architect – Alexey Tikhonov. Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Today, on November 20, 2016 took place the solemn opening of the monument of great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The monument decorates a square on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow, near Bolshoi Theatre. The ceremony, held on the birthday of the outstanding ballerina, visited Russian authorities – Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina, chief conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, composer Rodion Shchedrin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin and the head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow Alexey Yemelyanenko. Author of the sculpture – Victor Mitroshin, project architect – Alexey Tikhonov. The height of the monument – nine meters; on a pedestal engraved the autograph of Maya Plisetskaya. The composition depicts a dancing ballerina in the role of Carmen. During the event, there was music from “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin.
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Monument to 1930s movie star Lyubov Orlova

Monument to 1930s movie star Lyubov Orlova

Monument to 1930s movie star Lyubov Orlova (29 January 1902, Zvenigorod – 26 January 1975, Moscow)

Monument to 1930s movie star Lyubov Orlova

September 10, 2016 in Zvenigorod, was the ceremony of opening monument to the Soviet theater and film actress Lyubov Orlova. The monument was erected on the square in front of the city’s Cultural Center named after Lyubov Orlova. Sculptor Alexandr Rozhnikov and co-author Anton Tikhomirov. The monument to the native of Zvenigorod, Lyubov Orlova was created on people’s donations.
Orlov – one of the twelve oldest Russian noble families. Among the famous sons of this family was the same Grigory Orlov, who participated in the coup d’etat, which enthroned Catherine II and participated in the murder of two emperors, Peter III and Paul II. The Empress also passionately loved him, and generously gave him titles, posts and ranks.
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