In Novosibirsk presented the project of a monument to border guards on the Russia – the “dark spot” without Crimea and Smoked
Arts Council of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk on the eve of 25 October, was sent back for revision the draft of the monument to the border guards, not having seen on the map of Russia, are depicted on the Stela, the outlines of the Crimea and the Kuril Islands.
“Many veterans of the border service, among which are the participants of the great Patriotic war, repeatedly expressed the desire to perpetuate the memory of the soldiers-frontier guards and to create a monument in the regional center”, – said the representative of the regional border Department Denis Gurin.
Writes Ngs.ruthe composition should consist of a pedestal lined with light gray and red-brown granite slabs, on the map of Russia made of stainless steel. At the pedestal is expected to post a border post and pylons with bas-reliefs medals “For distinction in guarding the state border”. The monument, to be equipped with backlight.
“The song symbolizes the colossal work daily to ensure the safety of our country highlights the huge length of the borders and points to the durability, hardness and strength of will in defending the interests of our homeland the warriors-border guards at any time and in any circumstances”, – stated in the project presentation.
However, members of the arts Council refused to support the project without seeing a part of Russia stainless steel of the Crimea. Also failed to detect the map of the Kuril Islands and Kaliningrad oblast. In addition, the designers pointed to the color and sculptural inconsistency – according to members of the artistic Council in the current architectural decision Russia is “black spot” on the bright rectangular plane and the “add positive”.
The website VN.ru lists other defects: post obscures the inscription on the map that borders the sacred, and the posts should have two “then there would be symmetry and at least some sense.”
“There’s too many of eclecticism. Card, post, circles. Need to consider space”, – said the participant of the discussion, the artist Sergey Mosienko.
Representatives of the border guard withstood the criticism of artists and was comforted by the fact that former chief architect Vladimir Fefelov stood on their side. “It is important that the veterans considered the sketch and approved it, it is of great importance”, – he explained.
In the end, the sketch of the monument was decided to be based on the condition that comments would be taken into account. The monument must be installed no later than 2018, the 100th anniversary of the border agencies.