DO YOU KNOW........

alt   The monument to the famous writer Mikhail Bulgakov was built near his house-museum at
   Andriyivsky Uzviz, 13, that is in the center of Kyiv.
The work was completed in the middle
   of October 2007.
The author of the monument is a famous sculptor Mykola Rapay, who
   initially had prepared two variants of the monument.
The one was chosen where the writer
   is depicted sitting on the bench with folded hands. The cost of creating the monument is
   estimated  in 300-400 thousand UAH.

    The idea to put a monument to Bullgakov in Andriyivsky Uzviz, next to his house-museum
    belongs to the museum staff.
It was born long ago, but there was no funds in the state
    budget for this project.
The design of the monument was first presented at the exhibition
    of the famous sculptor Mykola Rapay, but after the exhibition was over the artwork
    returned to the
artist's studio.

    It looked like it was abandoned, but suddenly somebody who preferred to remain incognito
   donated 70 thousand dollars. Moreover, the sponsor wanted the monument to be exactly
   like it was designed by Mykola Rapay. The sculptor was working for three years. During this
   time he did not show the monument to anybody and did not make any comments.

   Finally, on October 15, 2007 the bronze monument was unveiled. This was the first
                                                     monument to the writer not just in Ukraine or Russia, but in the world.

April 8, 2008

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