Photos from off the pedestal the equestrian statue on Manezhnaya square first in the morning published a blog in social networks “Architectural excesses”. The caption under the photograph reads: “the Monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov will be replaced with a new one”. Some media immediately reported that “the replacement of the monument was discussed on another one of the autumn meetings of the Commission on monumental art at Moscow city Duma”. The Chairman of the Commission on monumental art at Moscow city Duma Igor Voskresensky commented, “RG” this information: “Our Commission did not discuss the fate of the monument, is a Federal competence. From myself I can add that I am against the replacement or transfer of this monument. At the time it was established, it became part of the history of our city, its business card, along with standing behind him the building of the State historical Museum”.
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the press service of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation declined to comment, explaining that the details are not yet known. Similar was the response in the Prefecture of the Central district of the city. The most amazing thing about this story is that the replacement has been made unexpectedly, in the night time and it is not known which organization.
the Monument to Zhukov was established at Manezhnaya square on may 8, 1995. The composition was created by sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov in conjunction with the architect Yuri Grigoriev in the spirit of socialist realism. To put it in this place decided who was at that time President Boris Yeltsin. Later a monument was proposed to move on Poklonnaya hill or the Museum of Zhukov in the Kaluga region.