MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma (MGD) will submit for consideration to the monumental commission at the city parliament a proposal to restore the fountain by Giovanni Vitali on Lubyanskaya Square, which stood there from 1835 to 1935, Moscow deputy, a member of the Yabloko faction Yevgeny Bunimovich told RIA Novosti …
A similar initiative was previously made in the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.
At the same time, the deputy chairman of the Moscow Public Chamber, head of the commission for the development of civil society and public control, Alexei Venediktov, told RIA Novosti that the vote on the installation of the monument on Lubyanskaya Square will be launched on February 25 at several sites – on the basis of Active Citizen and the websites of various media outlets. He clarified that there will be two options – a monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky or Alexander Nevsky. “The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma has prepared a proposal to restore the Vitali fountain on Lubyanskaya Square and will submit it for consideration to the monumental commission. In contrast to the current incomprehensible vote, where Muscovites are imposed choice, we act according to the Moscow law “, – said Bunimovich. Moscow Today: a metropolis for life
The parliamentarian noted that the faction believes that the monument should unite people.
“The monument to Dzerzhinsky stood at this place for several decades, and for a hundred years the fountain of the great sculptor Vitali stood there. Therefore, it seems to me that the restoration of the fountain is a return to the historical memory of Moscow and, at the same time, a path to agreement, not to confrontation,” said the deputy …
Bunimovich also added that with modern technologies, despite the complex communications on the square, the fountain can still be installed if such an order is received.
Yabloko chairman Nikolai Rybakov told RIA Novosti that “restoring a neutral historical landmark would be a good alternative.” Moscow Today: a metropolis for life