Monument Coward, Bobby, Experienced and Leonid Gaidai opened in Irkutsk

Sculpture dedicated to films by Leonid Gaidai, established on an area of Labor at the circus. Experts have mounted the monument at 10 am today.

Leo Serikov, sculptor:
— The situation in the idea of the monument lies like this — Leonid Gaidai directing a scene from the film "Prisoner of the Caucasus." We captured the moment when the characters Bobby and Experienced holding hands Coward to stop the car. Specially conceived to make the two elements of the monument to Irkutsk citizens, marching past the monument, as it fell to the set.

The grand opening will take place Today at 15:00. The ceremony will be attended by Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi, Soviet and Russian theater and cinema Valery Zolotukhin, Soviet and Russian theater and film actress Svetlana Svetlichnaya, played a role in the film by Leonid Gaidai’s "Diamond Hand".

Eugene Devochkin, chairman of the committee on urban policy administration of Irkutsk:
— Sculpture of four pieces made of bronze, it weighs more than 5 tons. Figure director Leonid Gaidai is made in two sizes and the actual size is 3.4 meters, the heroes — 2.5 meters.

In the near future Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude sculptors who made the monument, plan to break into this place square: install benches and planted lawns. Next summer writing team plans to hold screenings there Leonid Gaidai under the open sky.

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