No primus at Patriarch's Ponds
Sculptor gives up
Telekanal Rossia - 06:02:2003 - 17:37
After all commotion, in December 2002 and January 2003 about the installation of a sculpture group at Patriarch's Ponds sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov announces that he refuses to make the monument for The Master and Margarita.
Rukavishnikov doesn't understand why the sculpture group, with a huge primus stove and Yeshua walking on the water, provokes so much anger from orthodox christians. But he concludes that "the people are not prepared", and stops working on the monument of which the inauguration was planned for May 2003.