Maya Plisetskaya Monument will be Opened in Moscow on November 20

Viktor Mitroshin, Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin

Moscow, November 20, 2016 takes place the official ceremony of monument opening to the great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The monument will be opened in the plaque named after the ballerina in Bolshaya Dmitrovka street between the houses 12 and 16. The author of the monument is the Honoured artist of Russia Viktor Mitroshin who has already made several images of Maya Plisetskaya. The new monument depicts Maya Plisetskaya in her favourite role – Carmen.

The husband of Ballerina – the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin was the mover of the idea to install the monument in Moscow. He took active participation at all stages of monument preparation. Also, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation helped with the formalities to make the idea of monument erecting possible. The foundation of Alisher Usmanov “Culture, Science and Sport” gave the necessary financial funds to realize this project. The sculptor Viktor Mitroshin himself gave his earning as a contribution to the erecting of the Monument.

The date of Maya Plisetskaya monument opening – November, 20 – would be the 91 birthday of ballerina. Rodion Shchedrin – the husband of Maya Plisetskaya, the artists of the Bolshoy Theatre and the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky take part at the official ceremony in Moscow.