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No exact replica of the Glory Memorial can be made

2009-12-23 12:59

Merab Berdzenishvili commentated the idea to reconstruct the blasted Glory memorial in Kutaisi and said all the drafts and models are lost - RIA Novosti.


"If they were kept somewhere for years - than in Tbilisi centre of sculptures, which stored forms. But times have changed, it all gone, nothing left. I also have nothing," he said.

He liked the ides of making the replica in Moscow. "How can a person say something negative about that initiative? Surely, it's a pleasant idea".

Asked whether he could assist in reconstruction, he replied "I am already 80. I created that memorial over a period of seven years... This has to be built anew, and it is no simple task. I don't know how long I have left to live." He added no-one has turned for help to him so far.

The creator of the Memorial said he had known nothing about the decision of the authorities, and had learnt about them by occasion, from a reporter. He had no idea why the decision to blast the monument was made.

On December 19th the Memorial was blasted by Sakpetkmrtsevi [Gruzvryvprom] commercial company, on the request of Kutaisi Mayor's Office. The debris fell in the yard of one house, killed a child and her mother, wounded several people.

The new building of the Parliament will be built at that place in Kutaisi.



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