OPENING OF THE MONUMENT TO L. N.TOLSTOY IN PUSHKINO
The monument to Leo Tolstoy by sculptor Vasily Selivanov was opened in Pushkin near Moscow on October 5. "Pushkino is only the 6th city in Russia, where there is a monument to Leo Tolstoy", - said at the opening ceremony Father Andrey, a local priest who took the initiative to erect the monument.
A writer Pavel Basinsky noted that the sculptor especially managed to convey the hands of Tolstoy and his eyes, which Bunin called "wolf". "Of all monuments to Tolstoy I like this one the most," Basinsky said.
Not quite an ordinary pose, in which the writer is depicted, reminds a photo of Tolstoy during his illness in the Crimea, in Gaspra. Behind Tolstoy's back there are symbols of good and evil, war and peace in the form of an angel and death with a bony hand. This and the contradictions in the soul of Tolstoy, and war and peace on a global scale.