Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov sharply criticized the monument to the first and last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, erected in Germany and called the monument “simply mediocre.”
According to the politician, the author of the sculpture turned out to be “some small, thin bureaucrat in a quilted jacket and wrinkled trousers.”
“Apart from evaluating the very fact of the appearance of a new monument to Gorbachev in Germany, for which the Soviet secretary general did immeasurably more than for his own country, we must admit that Gorbachev is unrecognizable here. Not his face, not his figure, “Pushkov wrote in Telegram.
The senator was also surprised that the former Soviet leader was portrayed holding a “strange hammer” in his hand.
“This monument can be considered a monument to an unnamed German called“ In indecision with a hammer ”. Indecision is perhaps the only thing that has been captured correctly, ”Pushkov stressed.
Last week, a monument to Gorbachev was unveiled in the city of Dessau-Roslau in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, the ceremony was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of German reunification, which was celebrated on October 3.
On October 4, it was reported that Gorbachev shared his impressions of the pre-premiere screening of the play “Gorbachev” he attended at the Theater of Nations.