Wall of Grief

Monument to the victims of political repression by Joseph Stalin during the country's Soviet-era "on an old parking lot at the busy intersection of Academician Sakharov Avenue (Prospect) and Sadovoye Koltso (Garden Ring). The memorial "Wall of Grief" (Russian: "Stena Skorbi") made from bronze and stone was erected by decree of the President of the Russian Federation through government's fundings and popular donations. Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill attended the opening ceremony of the 'Wall of Grief' on October 30, 2017.

The Wall of Grief is an expression of feelings, of fear and alarm, rather than a representative work of art, created within two years by sculptor Georgy Frangulyan and architect Andrey Frangulyan. It was cast in bronze at a foundry in Khimki, a suburban town at North-West of Moscow city. The shape of the monument reflects the arc of a scythe. A dark, curved wall that is approximately 100 feet (30 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) high serves as the primary part of the monument, on which there are numerous faceless human figures. t the location of the sculpture is meant to emphasize that "repression could happen anyplace".

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