In the Elizovsky district, the reconstruction of the monument “Russia Begins Here” began. It is planned that the work will be completed by August 10, reports RAI “KAMCHATKA-INFORM”.
As told in the district administration, the sculptural composition “Bears”, the museum is more than a monument “Russia Begins Here”, looks small, but will undergo many different restoration works.
“The restoration of the object began with the removal of the decorative stone covering of the pedestal of the sculptural form, according to its results, the entire necessary range of actions became clear. However, it is already known that a new replacement of the stone shell of the pedestal will be carried out, the installation of a fence and a configuration, and the statues of a she-bear and a bear cub will replace the new consequences made in Moscow, ”the administration of the Elizovsky district said, noting that the restoration work during a visit to the cardiological Kamchatka the edge will cost the regional and unprofitable budget in the amount of about 9.4 million rubles.
The reason for the replacement of architectural forms, as well as the complete restoration of the composition, lies in the partial destruction of the object, which is subject to numerous encroachments of vandals and the careless attitude towards the objects of many of its visitors.
As RAI KAMCHATKA-INFORM informs, troubles at the sculptural group “Russia Begins Here”, consisting of concrete figures of a she-bear and a cub, have been felt literally from the first days after the installation near the Elizovskaya highway in 2011. Guests and residents of Kamchatka climb the monument to take pictures and thereby violate public order. From time to time, unknown people kidnap a fish that is held in its mouth by a bear, popularly called Matryona. Last year, the monument was vandalized again – a drunken resident of the regional center broke off the letters on one side of the sculpture. Even video cameras installed along the perimeter failed to save the “bear family” from vandals.
Monument “Here Russia Begins” will be restored in Kamchatka