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Tsereteli Promises to Erect Four Musketeers in France in Return for Legion of Honour
13.05.2010 00:00
Tsereteli Promises  to Erect  Four Musketeers in France in Return for Legion of Honour

President of Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli who was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honour, promised to present France with a sculpture of the famous musketeers from Alexandre Dumas novel.
      The ceremony of awarding the higher award of France to the well-known sculptor took place in the Gallery of Arts in Prechistenka Street, Moscow, on Tuesday.
      Zurab Tsereteli informed that the order was handed over from the personal stock of crosses of the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy.
      "I am used to being scolded a lot in life, but you have praised me so much that I do not know what to answer. I love, I adore France and am surprised by the idea of giving me this award"- Tsereteli said to the French ambassador to Russia Jean de Gliniasty. Tsereteli promised that France would soon get his sculptural composition dedicated to the four musketeers.


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