The monument to the famous Ukrainian artist, poet and writer Taras Shevchenko was opened on Tuesday in Novosibirsk in the street that bears his name, reports journalist Last news .
"The monument is dedicated to the 200 anniversary from of birthday of Taras Shevchenko, celebrated on March 9, 2014. The value of Taras Shevchenko for any Ukrainian akin to Alexander Pushkin for the Russians, " - said during the opening ceremony of the monument to the head of the Ukrainian national-cultural autonomy of Novosibirsk Vladimir Pavuk.
The monument is a granite pedestal height of 2.5 metres, on which the bronze bust of Shevchenko height of 1 3 metres. Very close to the monument on the granite slab are given in the Ukrainian language his legendary quote: "let us embrace, my brothers. I beseech you, I beg you!".
"according to every third citizen of the Novosibirsk region has Ukrainian roots. The native Ukrainian culture and the consumers of this culture. The Ukrainian and Russian cultures are very close. It will remain for our children, grandchildren and all citizens, " said pasuk, noting that there are about 400 monuments to Taras Shevchenko.
"I think the city's residents have the opportunity to be proud that we are opening this Monument, which show an example how to build interethnic and international relations. This is an example of how to love their country and culture. As well as among them because of this monument to our children and grandchildren will sing Ukrainian songs and to recite poems by Taras Shevchenko ", - said the head of the Ministry of culture of the Novosibirsk region Vasily Kuzin.
The total Cost of the project is about 3 million rubles. The monument was built on donations with grant support from the city of Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk region. Just the creation of the monument was attended by about 250 people. Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) - the famous Ukrainian writer, poet and artist. Collection of poetry "Kobzar" is considered the core of modern Ukrainian literature and Ukrainian literary language. A large part of the prose of Shevchenko written in Russian.