Coming up: Opening of the Monument to a poet Samuil Marshak
Samuil Marshak was a Soviet-Russian poet and translator of the Jewish origin. He wrote for both children and adults. Marshak translated the sonnets and some other of the works of William Shakespeare, English poetry (including poems for children), and poetry from other languages.
The world famous writer Maxim Gorky proclaimed Marshak to be "the founder of Russia's children's literature".
October 2019 - Opening of The Primakov Monument
Yevgeny Primakov was a Russian politician, diplomat, and scientist. Since 1988, Primakov was the Academician Secretary of the World Economy and International Relations Division, director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations and the member of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. On 26 May 2008, Primakov was elected as a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In honor of Primakov in 2015 started Primakov Readings - the annual international summit aimed at promoting dialogue on current global trends in the world economy, international politics and security among high-ranking experts, diplomats and decision-makers from around the Globe, organized by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations and held in Moscow.
The monument will appear in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, Russia, where Primakov, while being a Foreign Minister, gained respect at home and abroad for being a tough and pragmatic politician.
Summer 2019 - "Solid Line", a solo show, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St.Petersburg, Russia
Erarta Museum presented an exhibition of sculptures by Georgy Frangulyan who was named by the museum a "modern-day classic" whose masterpieces grace the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Russian Museum, and the streets of many cities in Russia and abroad.
The Solid Line exhibition showcased Georgy Frangulyan's indoor sculptures featuring different styles and materials and united by a single idea: a sculpture can shape its environment first and foremost through the expressive nature of its form, and only secondarily through its subject matter.
October 2017 - the Opening of the monument "The Wall of Grief", Moscow, Russia
The Wall of Grief is a monument in Moscow to the victims of political persecution by Joseph Stalin during the country's Soviet era. The national memorial was unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow on October 30, 2017, the annual Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions.
Georgy Frangulyan spent two years working on its creation. For him the Wall of Grief is "an expression of feelings, of fear and alarm", rather than a "representative" work of art. He explained that the location of the sculpture is meant to emphasize that "repression could happen anyplace" - the Wall of Grief was built on an old parking lot at the busy intersection in central Moscow.
The monument is made of bronze and its shape reflects the arc of a scythe. A dark, curved wall that is approximately 100 feet (30 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) high serves as the primary part of the monument, on which there are numerous faceless human figures. According to Frangulyan, the wall's scythe form represents the Grim Reaper, while the indistinguishable human faces highlight "the victims' anonymity".