SAINT-PETERSBURG, September 4th. / TASS /. Opening of the monument to the writer and journalist Sergei Dovlatov, which on September 3 would be 75 years old, was held on Sunday in St. Petersburg. As told Tass city adviser of the governor, the head of the TV channel “Saint-Petersburg” Sergei Boyarsky, was one of the
“initiators installation of the monument in a ceremony attended by the widow and daughter Dovlatova I am very glad that they came (from the United States. – approx Tass) his widow and daughter at the ceremony even parted the clouds, and the sun came out it was very symbolic for St. Petersburg and very good event, “-…. Boyarsky said
Until recently, there were fears that the installation I will not be able to agree to the anniversary of the writer. It had to do at the last moment, but not all were able to legalize the procedure, so long as the monument opened without foundation and certain elements. “The door (included in the composition – approx Tass.), Next to which stands the Dovlatov, establish within a month foundation and construction of the territory will do as you progress through the documents.” -. Said Boyarsky
The monument is installed on the sidewalk in front of the house 23 on the street Rubenstein, where Dovlatov lived. Author sculpture – Vyacheslav Buchau, allocated funds for the monument businessman Dmitry Nikitin. While the monument place in the final documents have been recorded. Previously, as an option for installation in a park close to -. On the corner of Cook’s Lane and Stremyannaya street or in Zagorodny Prospekt
To install memorials in St. Petersburg stipulates that from the date of death of the person who installed the monument must be at least 30 years. However, the governor has the right to sign a document about installing an exception, as it has been with a commemorative plaque on the house in the street Rubinstein writer a few years ago. Earlier this week, such harmonization Governor Georgy Poltavchenko has been received. For this purpose it was collected about 10 thousand. Residents of signatures.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the writer in St. Petersburg festival “D Day” takes place from 2 September, which includes a retrospective of documentaries about Dovlatov movies, quests and excursions by dovlatovskogo places, photo exhibitions, open and read the evening of memories, theater performances and other events.
Sergei Dovlatov (1941-1990) was born in Ufa, where his parents had been evacuated. In 1944 the family returned to Leningrad. In 1978 Dovlatov emigrated to the US, died a writer in New York. Among the most famous books Dovlatov – “Suitcase”, “Zone: Notes overseer”, “Solo on the Underwood”, “Reserve”