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Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers, established in December 2013 in Moscow. Sculptor Alexey Ignatov

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers, established in December 2013 in Moscow. Sculptor Alexey Ignatov

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers opened December 9, 2013 on Frunze Embankment in front of the buildings of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. The monument reveals one of the final scenes, meeting of Ivan Varavva (actor Vasily Lanovoi) with his friends spouses Alexei Trofimov and Lyubov (actors Georgy Yumatov and Alina Pokrovskaya), as well as their grandson, Ivan (actor Andrey Gromov), a cadet of Suvorov Military School. The author of the monument – sculptor Alexey Ignatov. “Officers” – the Soviet feature film, staged at the Central Film Studio for Children and Youth Film of Maxim Gorky in 1971 by director Vladimir Rogov. The images of the heroes of the composition depict actors Vasily Lanovoi (standing left), Georgy Yumatov, Alina Pokrovskaya, and Andrey Gromov.

Vasily Lanovoi and Georgy Yumatov

Vasily Lanovoi and Georgy Yumatov. ‘The officers’ (1971)

The film is about a love for the motherland, for life, about true friendship, duty, officer’s honor. … And, of course, women. Heroes – comrades, who had to go through many trials, through Civil and Patriotic wars, and remained the same as in their youth. And even the “love triangle” can not change their friendship.

Alina Pokrovskaya

Alina Pokrovskaya. ‘The officers’ (1971)

The action of the film covers a fairly long period – from the 1920s to 1970s. The authors focus on the entire life of a family – Alexei Trofimov, in the first frame of the film the young cadet, and in the end – the gray-haired general, his wife Lyuba, their son, Georgy, and finally, their grandson Ivan. But the film can not be called just a family chronicle. In addition to belonging to the same family, the heroes are connected with each other. All of them are soldiers. And the military is not just necessary, by coincidence, but by vocation, to which they are faithful to the end, and pass on this duty to their children and grandchildren.

Alina Pokrovskaya and Georgy Yumatov

Alina Pokrovskaya and Georgy Yumatov. ‘The officers’ (1971)

It is a profession of heroes and is, according to the authors, dramaturgical core of the film. It is the profession, that creates characters, views, defines the logic of the plot movement, focusing authors on the main points of life heroes, when most clearly and obviously manifested their vocation. And from childhood assimilated habit to consider themselves soldiers of the Soviet Army, their pride in their profession – the profession of defenders of the Motherland.

Andrey Gromov

Andrey Gromov in the film “Officers”

Vasily Lanovoi

Vasily Lanovoi in the film “Officers”

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers, established in December 2013 in Moscow. Sculptor Alexey Ignatov

Monument to the 1971 Soviet film Officers, established in December 2013 in Moscow. Sculptor Alexey Ignatov

On a bench near the two heroes one can sit down and take a picture, and the hands of the heroine are never empty – people bring flowers. Touching …

Soviet actor Vasily Lanovoi with his sculpture

Soviet actor Vasily Lanovoi with his sculpture

Artists starring in the film 'Officers' are photographed near the monument dedicated to them

Artists starring in the film ‘Officers’ are photographed near the monument dedicated to them

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