MOSCOW, November 3 – RIA Novosti. The monument to Prince Vladimir will be installed on the Borovitsky a hill in the center of Moscow in mid-spring of the following year, told reporters on Tuesday the author of the sculpture People’s Artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov.
On Tuesday, in Moscow Borovitskaya Square Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Culture Minister Vladimir Medina and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin will lay the first stone of the monument.
“Installation date – mid-spring,” – said Shcherbakov .
He said that now the monument ready by about 60%.
The question of the installation of the monument to Prince Vladimir on the observation platform of Sparrow Hills (this option was offered initially in the Russian military-historical society) in Moscow has caused a wide public resonance. Moscow authorities later informed of the decision to transfer the place of the monument. RVIO announced online vote on the site of the monument. According to the results 62% of Muscovites voted for Borovitskaya area.
RVIO sent an appeal to the Moscow City Duma with a proposal to consider the installation of a monument to Grand Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya area. Later the Commission on monumental art in the Moscow City Council has decided to install there the monument to Prince Vladimir. Monument job Salavat Shcherbakov planned to establish on November 4 but the timing is gradually shifted.