Unknown tore off the bronze hat from the monument to the hero of “the Twelve chairs” Kise Vorobyaninov set in the resort part of Pyatigorsk (Stavropol Krai). About it reports a press-service of the city administration.
“This element of the monument weighing nearly fifty pounds was attached to the anchor bolts, and in two places were still welded to the no less massive bronze suitcase. Damage composition is impossible without serious efforts, which speaks of the deliberate actions of the unknown” — believe in city hall.
In connection with the incident the police opened a criminal case under part 1 of article 214 of the criminal code (“Vandalism”).
In the mayor’s office added that the sculptor Ravil Yusupov, promised gratuitously to make a new hat. It is planned to establish on a former place with the most durable fixation in September. It was situated not on the head of Kisa, and his suitcase, which is part of the composition.
It is reported that vandals have damaged the monument. In 2008 the fallen figure established on the former place, strengthened, and internal cavity filled with concrete.
Ippolit Matveyevich or Jon — the character of Ilf and Petrov, a former nobleman, and after the revolution became the Registrar of the County town of N. that he inherited from his mother-in-law went to the pre-revolutionary family treasures, hidden in one of twelve chairs headset wizard Gambs. The search for a kitty treasure with a crook Ostap Bender make up the plot of the famous novel writers of “12 chairs”.