Monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg

Monument to Viktor Tsoi (St. Petersburg)
Monument to Viktor Tsoi (St. Petersburg)

Almost all the most famous sights of the Northern capital are located in the center. But this is a different case. The monument to Viktor Tsoi is located in a residential area of ​​St. Petersburg, away from popular hiking trails. Why was it placed there? Experienced biographers of Tsoi would immediately answer. On Veteranov Avenue, next to the park where the sculpture stands, there is a school where Victor studied, and a house where the musician lived with his family.

The monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg will surely become a landmark place for fans. It’s no secret that there are always crowds in the Tsoi square. As well as in the bar-museum “Kamchatka”.

At the opening of the monument
At the opening of the monument

Monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg. History

The monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg was not erected immediately. It took ten years to resolve this issue. It was postponed for various reasons. At first, it was bureaucratic: it was necessary to decide on the author, place, and also get an agreement. The entrepreneur Yuri Zhorno helped to resolve the situation.

Later another problem arose. The monument was already ready and was waiting in the wings in the warehouse, when suddenly cracks on the pedestal were discovered. It took an examination to find out if this stone could be used. In the end, everything worked out, cracks do not threaten destruction.

A monument to Viktor Tsoi appeared in St. Petersburg on the 30th anniversary of the death of the leader of the Kino group.

Matvey Makushkin, author of the monument to Viktor Tsoi
Matvey Makushkin, author of the monument to Viktor Tsoi

Numbers

1.2 tons – the weight of the monument.

3 meters – the size of the sculpture.

139 square meters – the area of ​​the park where the monument stands.

Monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg in the evening
Monument to Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg in the evening

What to see

Viktor Tsoi is depicted with his arms crossed on a guitar, as in one of his most famous photographs. The sculptor Matvey Makushkin tried to achieve maximum similarity.
If you stand facing the monument, you can see the music staff fence behind it. We did not check what melody is encrypted there, maybe something from the songs of the “Kino” group? Write in the comments. If you look back, you will see a flower bed in the shape of a guitar, which is also not accidental here. It was smashed a year ago, marking the place where a monument to Viktor Tsoi will be erected in St. Petersburg.

Viktor Tsoi with his guitar
Viktor Tsoi with his guitar

On the pedestal of August you will see a line from the song “Blood type”: “There is something to pay, but I do not want to win at any cost.” Why exactly these words, each fan will decide for himself.

There are also inscriptions behind the pedestal, namely, thanks to the people who helped to implement the project.
Note that this is not the only monument to Tsoi in St. Petersburg. There is also a high relief on the wall of the Kamchatka boiler house, where Victor worked as a fireman from 1986 to 1988. It is located on the street. Blokhin, 15.

Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Tsoi
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