Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tsereteli Calls for Putting Up a Statue of Putin in St. Petersburg

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 9 – Zurab Tsereteli, the prominent Moscow sculptor,t says that he favors erecting a full-scale statue of Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg and that if requested, he will be honored to take charge of the project (новости/1150382/zurab_tsierietieli_pamiatnik_putinu_nuzhno_postavit_v_sankt-pietierburghie).

            In an interview with the Russian Life News channel, the sculptor said that more than a decade ago, he had fashioned a statue of Putin as a judo master under the title “In a healthy body, a healthy spirt.” But up to now, however, he continued, that monument remains in his personal gallery rather than in a more public space.

            Tsereteli called for the circulation of a petition among residents of the Northern Capital to begin the process of putting up a statue in a prominent location in the Kremlin leader’s native city. 

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