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Counter-culture: Tchaikovsky’s home town gets rid of his statue

October 30, 2017 by norman lebrecht

7 comments.


The shocking news from Klin, where Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky lived, is that the authorities have removed his statue from the central square and banished it to the outskirts of the town.

The town said it wanted a different monument for its 700th anniversary.

The conductor Vladimir Fedoseev says, ‘I can not believe that this is happening today in Klin, which I love so much, in Klin… For the whole world, Klin is inextricably linked with the name of Tchaikovsky.’

More here.


Comments (7)

  1. Cubs Fan says:

    Yes, put up that monument to Yevgeny Minayev.

  2. Andrey Boreyko says:

    Year or two ago the Russian Ministry of culture refused to subside the new movie project “Tchaikovsky” , which Kirill Serebrennikov was about to film.
    There are probably links of the same chain .. how sad…

  3. Greg says:

    I guess the US isn’t the only country bent on sweeping its history under the rug.

  4. BillG says:

    Unfortunately the followup story lead to a Russian Language site. I haven’t used Russian in about 45 years and really am rusty. Is there an English language version, or did I miss it?

    1. AM says:

      Read my blog (links above) for full English-language info

  5. AM says:

    It seems that the city authorities backed down and instead staged an elaborate cover-up to deny they ever wanted to move the statue

    https://medium.com/@maranaileakim/the-chaikovsky-variations-74e936590156


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