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Zurab Tsereteli Considers Idea of Shifting his Monument to Peter the Great Shameful
5.10.2010 13:43
Zurab Tsereteli Considers Idea of Shifting his Monument to Peter the Great Shameful

Zurab Tsereteli - President of Russian Academy of Arts and the author of monument to Peter the Great blamed the idea of shifting the monument from the center of Moscow as "shameful".
      
      The monument was erected in 1997 by request of the Moscow Government on the artificial island made at the confluence of the Moskva River and Obvodnoi Channel.
      
      Moscow caretaker mayor Vladimir Resin had suggested to consider the idea of shifting Zurab Tseretelis monument to Peter the Great to some other place.
      
      It is interesting to note that according to poll results on the site virtualtourist.com the given monument to Peter the Great was included into the list of the ugliest constructions of the world, having taken the tenth position in it.
      
      Source: echo.msk.ru
      


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