The monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky on Triumphalnaya Square

The monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky on Triumphalnaya Square
«The monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky on Triumphalnaya Square»
The monument to the Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky on background of the hotel Peking, the Stalinist building built in 1955 by design of architect Dmitry Chechulin. The monument was unveiled on July 28, 1958 at the square that has already been named after the poet. The author of the monument is the sculptor A.P. Kibalnikov. Six meter (20 feet) high figure of Mayakovsky solemnly towers above the square. Bold look of the poet propagandist and fighter is directed to rising sun. In his hand he carries a pocket-book. The name of Mayakovsky for the Soviet officials was the symbol of revolutionary propaganda. In 1990s, after crash of Soviet Union and starting democracy in Russia, Mayakovskaya square received back its old name – Triumphalnaya. is on background of the monument.

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