Graffiti with the portrait of Joseph Brodsky, painted in St. Petersburg for his birthday, not destroyed by municipal services, and school administration on whose territory appeared a figure. The administration of the district action the school’s Bursar is supported.

In the administration of the Central district of St. Petersburg told RBC that do not consider the destruction of the graffiti with the portrait of Joseph Brodsky’s disrespectful to the work of the poet. The officials explain the fact that Brodsky himself would not like the appearance of his portrait on the fence.

Publish from the Museum of Joseph Brodsky ( 24 May, 2020 at 1:26 PDT

“the Rendering of the figure does not mean disrespect for the work of the poet. The poems of Joseph Brodsky continue love, admire them, reread them. Perhaps Joseph A. himself is ironic, and it is unlikely approval would react to his appearance at the school fence. He would have advocated the preservation of the integrity and purity of the historic center of St. Petersburg that had so long inspired him in his work,” say officials.

Graffiti with the portrait of the poet appeared in the center of the city on may 24 to mark the 80th anniversary of the poet, wrote “Fontanka”. It drew on the fence between the houses on the street Pestel, 16 and 16B, opposite to the house where Brodsky lived. About this job had commended the staff of the Museum of the poet. Instagram at the Museum “room and a Half”, located in the former apartment of the poet, published a portrait photograph with the caption: “We noticed the balcony “Half rooms”, that it seems that we have a great place for a selfie in front of the Museum.”

However, on the morning of 25 may, the figure was painted over. As found “Fontanka”, the graffiti are not destroyed by municipal services, and the administration of school № 189, which owns the fence. “You know that in school to do graffiti not? No hang, no hang, no you can not write. We go under control! Contact GATI [State administrative-technical on]! Because this decision HATI that state agencies should not be any graffiti,” — said the publication of the caretaker of the school.

In the district administration told RBC that the utilities and the staff of the school, destroying graffiti in the city centre, just doing my job:

the Anniversary of the poet, according to the administration, the district has celebrated by launching a literary contest entitled “Genius of solitude” among young people.

Brodsky lived in St. Petersburg until 1972. From him the future winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1964, sent into exile in Arkhangelsk�� area. In the Soviet Union he was accused of parasitism and the fact that his work is anti-Soviet character. In 1972, Brodsky finally left his apartment at the Foundry. In the same year he was deprived of Soviet citizenship, after which the poet emigrated to the United States. In 1996, he died in new York.