The monument to victims of political repression "Wall of Sorrow" was transported on Saturday from the foundry workshop of Georgy Frangulyan to the installation site in the center of Moscow - at the intersection of Sakharov Avenue and the Garden Ring, the Memory Foundation said.
The process of transportation was personally supervised by the sculptor and composer Georgy Frangulyan. The opening of the "Wall of Sorrow" is planned for October 30, 2017.
The two-sided relief of the sculptor Georgy Frangulyan "The Wall of Sorrow" was recognized as the best of 336 projects that claimed victory in the competition to create a monument to the victims of political repression established by the Museum of the History of the Gulag in February last year. A bronze wall with slits resembling a door, consists of a multitude of faceless, uplifting figures. Any spectator can become a part of this memorial and realize that the tragic consequences of authoritarianism concern everyone, and the crest can again fall from its place.
The project of the memorial is carried out within the framework of the concept of state policy on perpetuating the victims of political repressions, which the government approved on August 15, 2015. The decree on the creation of the memorial was signed by President Vladimir Putin on September 30.
The Memorial Fund was established in 2016 as part of the implementation of this concept. The Foundation accumulates private and corporate donations to support educational and educational programs, research works and events aimed at perpetuating the memory of victims of repression. The Board of the Foundation includes a member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Vladimir Lukin, President of the Russian Public Foundation Alexander Solzhenitsyna Natalia Solzhenitsyna, honorary chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy Sergei Karaganov, director and scriptwriter Pavel Lungin, chairman of the board of the Memorial Society Arseny Roginsky.
The Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees is Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Presidential Council for Human Rights (HRC).