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Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky Announces Patriotic Graffiti

NEWS/Vladimir Suvorov
NEWS/Vladimir Suvorov

Buildings about Moscow are scheduled to get a patriotic face lift via a new government-funded art project to commemorate the heroism of the defenders of the Fatherland, and to draw attention of youth to the history of the great Patriotic war. 

The Moscow Department of Culture, along with the Russian Military History Society, recently commissioned ten works of graffiti to further commemorate Russia's sacrifices during the Second World War. The works of artistic graffiti will be created by popular street artists Andrew Tseluyko, Sergei Ovseykin Artem Stefanov, Alexander Emelyanov, Maxim Toropov, Alexey Kryuchkov, Eugene Dolzhansky, and Marina Yagoda. 

According to the news from Izvestia, Alexander Kibovsky, head of the Moscow Department of Culture, is slated to unveil the first of these pieces on October 2nd on Sadovaya Karetnaya Street, near the Novaya Opera Theater. The project opening is to coincide with the anniversary of the beginning of the first defensive phase of the battle for Moscow. Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian Culture Minister told reporters  six of the works have already been completed.

By the end of 2015 other works including; "Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya and Alexander" (kosmodemyanskiy St. Zoe and Alexander, D. 34 korp. 1), "Catherine Budanov" (St. Catherine Budanov, 3), "Nikolay Gastello" (street 4-I Sokolnicheskaya, d. 2) and "traffic Controller" (street Butyrsky, d. 67) will further accentuate the initiative purpose.

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