Moscow “Motherland” Vuchetich was not so lucky as Volgograd

Once the highest sculpture in the world, the 85-metre “the Motherland” Yevgeny Vuchetich, on the Mamaev Kurgan, lived to 50.

photo: Ksenia Korobeinikova
Plaster head “of the Motherland” and a reduced copy of the sculpture.

Who wouldn’t get to Volgograd if you are lucky enough case, can see ten times smaller copy of the monument in Moscow. It is in the yard-closed garden-workshop of the sculptor on Timiryazev street.

Most impressive are 50-foot head, phenomenally exactly the same facial expression of “Motherland”. Somewhere head sprung a leak, as it was made of plaster, and it is because of weather conditions for decades began to decompose.

According to the grandson of the sculptor, too, Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich, restoration work this work is prohibitively expensive: “Thought and wept. Wait until modern technology will become more accessible and effective. Meantime, take care of it on their own. Periodically climb up on the frame and monitor changes in, and the cat and ducks, which often get here”.

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