Saturday, July 16, 2016

The first monument to the poet-sixties in Russia opened in Tver – REGNUM

Tver, July 16, 2016, 21:32 – REGNUM The monument to the poets of the sixties opened in Tver in Russia’s first House of poetry named Andrew Dementieva 16 July, BelTA IA REGNUM informs in the press service of the regional government. author of the monument became a People’s Artist of USSR Zurab Tsereteli .

The ceremony was attended by Acting Governor Igor Rudenya , poets Andrei Dementyev , Yevgeny Yevtushenko , Iosif Kobzon , author of the monument Zurab Tsereteli , Hero of the Soviet Union – the world’s first female astronaut Valentina Tereshkova , movie stars and singers, residents and visitors of the city.

The monument is dedicated to the era of the poetic word. The idea of ​​its creation was born after writing Andrei Dementiev a poem dedicated to the five friends of the poet, – Bulat Okudzhava , Andrei Voznesensky , Robert Rozhdestvensky , Yevgeny Yevtushenko , Bela Akhmadullina . Their names are listed on the monument, along with the name Andrew Dementieva , which for many years was the editor of the magazine “Youth”, which published poems of these poets.

This is the first monument in Russia, dedicated to poets of the sixties. “Today there was a beautiful monument. It will be another attraction of the city, will attract tourists, poets, people who love art, “- said the head of the Tver region Igor Rudenya .

The Acting Governor also congratulated Andrei Dementyev on his birthday – the poet turned 88 years

«Andrey Dementiev – a legend, a symbol of Tver, a distinguished man, who should be equal to the current generation.” , – he stressed the head of the field.

«Today we have a meeting with our youth. I want to say thanks to the leaders of the region and the city for a holiday. It provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the poetry “, – said Valentina Tereshkova.

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