Monument to Vladimir Mulyavin (Ekaterinburg)

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  • Памятник Владимиру Мулявину (Екатеринбург). Photo 1


The monument to Vladimir Mulyavin, the founder of the Belarusian ensemble "Pesnyary", was unveiled on October 6, 2014 in the city of Yekaterinburg. This monument was erected in the city center, near the Cosmos cinema and concert theater. The 4-meter-high sculpture of the artist depicts Mulyavin in a stage costume, holding an electric guitar. The author of the project was sculptor Sergei Logvin.

The opening of the monument was timed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy, and this event received wide resonance both in Russia and in Belarus. Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev emphasized the significance of the event, noting that it testifies to cultural and friendly cooperation between Russia and Belarus. The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus Boris Svetlov also expressed the importance of perpetuating the memory of Vladimir Mulyavin, who glorified Belarus with his creativity.

Exactly the same sculpture of Vladimir Mulyavin was installed in Minsk in front of the building of the Belarusian State Philharmonic at the end of October 2014.

Vladimir Georgievich Mulyavin, born in 1941 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), became People's Artist of the USSR. While studying at the Tchaikovsky Sverdlovsk Music College, he was expelled from it for his passion for jazz. While serving in the army, Mulyavin ended up in Belarus and decided to stay there. He worked at the Belarusian State Philharmonic and in 1968 founded the vocal and instrumental ensemble "Pesnyary". In 2001, he was awarded the highest order of Belarus - the Order of Francis Skaryna. Mulyavin died in a car accident near Minsk in May 2002 and was buried in the Eastern Cemetery of Minsk.


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