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Teatral'naya ploshchad'
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Карл Маркс

Karl Marx

Trier 1818 - London 1883
German philosopher
(Wikipedia)
Lev Kerbel'
1961

Moscow - Москва /  Карл Маркс   Moscow - Москва /  Карл Маркс

Description

Granite half figure emerging from the pedestal, 8-meter and 160-ton block of gray granite monolith.

Inscription(s)

On the front of the statue:
ПРОЛЕТАРИИ
ВСЕХ СТРАН,
СОЕДИНЯЙТЕСЬ!
working men
of all countries,
unite!
On the side:
КАРЛУ МАРКСУ
от коммунистической
партии и народов
советского союза
To Karl Marx
The Communist
Party and the People
of the Soviet Union
On two granite blocks behind the statue:
И ИМЯ ЕГО И ДЕЛО
ПЕРЕЖИВУТ ВЕКА - ЭНГЕЛЬС
And his name and business
endure through the ages - Engels
УЧЕНИЕ МАРКСА ВСЕСИЛЬНО
ПОТОМУ ЧТО ОНО ВЕРНО - ЛЕНИН
The teaching of Marx is all-powerful
because it is true - Lenin

Annotation

The statue was carved on the spot where it stands from a 200 ton block of granite and was unveiled in 1961.

Sculptor

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Location (N 55°45'30" - E 37°37'10")

Item Code: ru063; Photograph: 9 July 2011
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