Moscow commissions a better Shostakovich monument

There is one in St Petersburg, in the middle of an unsightly housing estate.


shostakovich monument

The city of Moscow has commissioned a new statue, to be installed in the House of Music next May for the 40th anniversary of the composer’s death.

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  • But is it not a wonderful thing that statues and sculptures are placed amongst housing estates in this manner? Why should statues of a nation’s cultural figureheads be exclusive to the well heeled central/commercial areas of a city?

  • Well said SVM – perhaps the new statue should be sited outside the stadium of DS’s favourite football club – he was, after all, a qualified referee…..

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