The dismantling of the monument to Zhukov in Moscow is associated with the restoration

the Condition of the monument require major restoration work in the workshops – said Emelyanov. – Work was on schedule scheduled for March. After the dismantling of the monument to the place didn’t look empty, it was decided to replace it with a copy of this monument, made also Klykov. Yes, the copy differs from the original, but it is the author’s copy. However, the pedestal also requires a restoration, therefore, and placed temporarily copy will be removed. We dismantle and historical monument in 1995, and a copy of it. The pedestal will also be restored.

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Emelyanov noted that the key to restoration is the preservation of the monument, therefore, how long the restoration is not yet clear. “I hope that by may 9 work to be completed, it will be strange in the Victory not to see on a habitual place the monument to the hero of the great Patriotic war.

To the question “RG”, why is the work produced so unexpectedly, the official has noticed that this incident will be compensated by an invitation to the restoration workshops.

Recall that the 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”. As said “RG” the Chairman of the Commission on monumental art at Moscow city Duma Igor Voskresensky: “Our Commission did not discuss withthe fate of this 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”.

Recall that the monument to Zhukov was established at Manezhnaya square on may 8, 1995. Made by the sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov in conjunction with the architect Yuri Grigoriev in the spirit of socialist realism. To put it in this place decided Boris Yeltsin. Later a monument was proposed to move to the Poklonnaya hill, and later he was going to move to the Museum of Zhukov in the Kaluga region the members of the society memory Zhukov.