The initiators of the appearance of a new monument to Joseph Stalin in Novosibirsk ordered production of a bust of Soviet leader proposed a new space for its installation. This was reported to journalists by the head of the initiative group Alexey Denisyuk.
According to him, the bust is made of artificial stone ordered a local sculptor, it will cost about 180 thousand rubles, reports the Agency FlashSiberia.
“We propose to erect a monument either in the alley of red Avenue near the stele to the heroes of the great Patriotic war, or near the House of culture. The October revolution,” said Denisyuk.
Arts Council of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk on September 22 refused to initiative group, which had planned to install the bust of “the father of all Nations” Heroes of the Revolution square near the city administration. After that, the mayor-Communist Anatoly Lokot has declared that the activists can establish a monument on private property.
“Yes, there are supporters and there are opponents. Today, as we see, society is divided diametrically. Therefore, such initiatives should be treated with caution. Hence the decision of the arts Council,” said Elbow.
When last spring on the streets of Novosibirsk on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war appeared congratulatory billboards with Stalin’s image, it’s not like many citizens, which organized the collection of signatures under the petition to remove the images of the leader from city streets, addressed to Lokoto.
Later, the head of the region Vladimir Gorodetsky said that these banners are not promoted the unity of citizens in the Victory Day because of the ambiguous attitude of the Generalissimo.
In Novosibirsk already have a bust of Stalin, set in private grounds at the intersection of Inocencia and Morozov. The author of the bust, according to media reports, is an anonymous excavator, otrestavrirovali the head of the leader found in one of the warehouses.
“Stalinization” in recent times it has become a kind of trend in Russia. Monuments to Stalin and attempts to install the new is becoming more. The initiative appearance of such monuments is mostly from citizens.
For example, in Surgut city, 15 Sep enthusiasts solemnly and illegally established a bust of Stalin on municipal land. After the installation of the bust of twice poured paint. In the end, the monument was dismantled by the city authorities.
In February, the bust of Stalin was installed in the Pskov region. The appearance of a similar monument in Arkhangelsk, said the mayor of the city, however, this idea does not yet support the Governor Igor Orlov. Against installation of a monument to Stalin in April, also supported the mayor of Novokuznetsk.
May 9, 2016, Stalin’s bust was inaugurated in the village. Leskenskogo district of Kabardino-Balkaria, on the border with North Ossetia. The idea of its installation belongs to the Communists – came from this village. The bust of the villagers received from the Communists of North Ossetia, and the pedestal ordered on their own.
In September last year, the monument of Lenin was installed in the center of Penza. In the same month, a three-meter figure of Stalin appeared in the Mari El Republic on the territory of the agricultural cooperative “Selanger”. In April of the same year in Ussuriisk with the consent of the authorities solemnly established a memorial Board of memory of Stalin.
Against this background of love and respect for Stalin in recent years, increasingly began to admit the Russian officials and politicians. In early November, the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva said that he sees both negative and positive aspects of Stalin’s policies. At the end of October Stalin praised the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin.
In April, the Governor of Stavropol Krai Vladimir Vladimirov, told the journalists that he keeps in his office a portrait of Stalin and a bust of him on the desktop, out of respect to the merits and force of personality of the Generalissimo and “you can feel the aura of his power and vision”.
In January his colleague, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, scolded the negligent officials for poor performance during an emergency situation on the Peninsula, associated with energy, statedthat “beginning to understand Stalin’s grandfather”.
In early March, the state Duma Deputy from the liberal democratic party, honored master of sports in judo Dmitry Nosov called Stalin the greatest politician and questioned a large number of victims of repression.
Human rights activists, for its part, has repeatedly stated that the installation of any monument with the figure of Stalin blasphemous, in the Russian Orthodox Church urged fans of the leader of the “trasvase”, and recently, the personal Confessor of Patriarch Kirill, Archimandrite Iliy called Joseph Stalin a thug and destroyer of Russian souls.