A group of residents of Novosibirsk have successfully completed the project on creation of a monument to Joseph Stalin.
Bust steklokompozita tinted dark bronze cast and ready to be placed, but the municipality has delayed the provision of a platform for installation of the monument, complain to the representatives of the initiative group. But with the monument to Nicholas II was no problem, they emphasize.
“The cost of the work of the sculptor in the amount of 200 thousand rubles, we paid due to the collected people’s money”, — quotes “Interfax” the message of the initiative group.
According to the initiators of the action, they proposed to erect a monument to the Heroes of the Revolution square, but were refused. In the city hall explained that the square is the object of cultural heritage of regional value. Then the initiators were asked to place the monument at the memorial ensemble “Feat Siberians in the Great Patriotic war 1941 — 1945”, but it was not agreed.
It is reported that the municipality insisted on carrying out of poll of citizens to determine their attitude to the monument, but the survey was never conducted.
Fans of Stalin also emphasized that the city plans to erect a monument to Nicholas II near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
“The monument is already ready, the king and the son are in full growth… but nobody ever did a survey and, as we understand it, no one will ask the opinion of residents”, — is spoken in the message of community members.
Earlier, the mayor of Novosibirsk, head of the regional Committee of the Communist party Anatoly Lokot said that the initiators of the project could place it on private land, reminds “Interfax”. The installation of a monument to Stalin is controversial, therefore, informed the arts Council of Novosibirsk has rejected the initiative, said the mayor.