Sculptor of the monument
“to the Victims of Political Repression”
(to be opened in Moscow on 30 October 2017)
“In my view, what has happened is appalling, it’s tragic. A man has devoted a part of his life, most of his life, to a cause few would be able to serve. There are few people who could subject themselves, subject their soul to such an activity. He has done a great deal for all of us — so that not one of us will forget; so that each one of us knows and remembers; so that it may never happen again.
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