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Newly renamed A.S. Pushkin Sheremetyevo Airport gets a monument to the groundbreaking poet
1:53 pm, June 5, 2019
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport was recently
in honor of the poet Alexander Pushkin. To celebrate the change, officials installed a monument to Pushkin inside the airport on June 5. Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky participated in the monument’s unveiling ceremony. The sculpture itself, created by Alexander Burganov, portrays the poet reciting a poem aloud, the airport’s press service
. The spine of the book in the poet’s hand features a hidden QR code that allows travelers to download an audiobook of Pushkin’s works. The sculpture joins at least 11 other major monuments to Pushkin in the Russian capital alone.
Anton Velikzhanin / TASS