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A restored monument to Kuindzhi was opened in Mariupol

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MARIUPOL, September 17. A restored monument to the artist Arkhip Kuindzhi was opened in Mariupol; during the liberation of the city, it was partially destroyed by a shot from a Ukrainian tank; a street exhibition of reproductions of the artist’s most famous works appeared around the monument, the correspondent reports.
“”I would like to say thank you to the residents of Mariupol, the builders, the Russian Military Historical Society (RVIO), who helped, did, and supported our position that the monument should be restored, that the site should be improved. This is not our first project with RVIO. Why does RVIO respond? Because it is expensive for us, from a historical point of view,” said Acting Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin.
According to him, with the support of the Russian Military Historical Society in the DPR, the second stage of the Saur-Mogila memorial complex, monuments to the mining divisions, which were installed in the center of Donetsk on the anniversary of the liberation of Donbass, has already been completed.

The destruction of the Kuindzhi monument in Mariupol during its liberation was an attempt to destroy the common past of Mariupol residents and the rest of Russia, said Nikolai Ovsienko, deputy chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society.

“”You probably know the history of the destruction of the monument better than anyone else, but it is very significant that it was destroyed by a direct tank shot monument to the artist. Why did it interfere, why was it necessary to destroy it? They wanted to destroy our common memory again, which cannot be destroyed,” he said.
The artist Arkhip Kuindzhi is a native of Mariupol; a monument to him was erected in the city in 1984. During the battles for Mariupol, the monument was damaged by a Ukrainian tank, which was hidden in residential areas.

RVIO specialists restored the monument; Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, head of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky reported that in total in 2023 the Russian Military Historical Society will implement 13 monumental projects in Donbass.


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