Thursday, March 23, 2017

UrFU lays foundation for construction memorial

Ural Federal University (UrFU) laid the foundation for a memorial on Saturday dedicated to the Ural student construction teams.

The ceremony began with a procession of soldiers and teaching units down Lenin Avenue. Construction of the memorial is expected to be completed within the year.

Anatoly Matern, a vice rector for UrFU, spoke at the event, congratulating the construction students on a new season. Stanislav Naboichenko, the chairman of the Public Chamber and an honorary citizen of the Sverdlovsk region, also spoke at the event, along with Yevgeny Silchukov, the deputy minister of physical culture, sport and youth policy for the Sverdlovsk region.

The monument will honor soldiers and student construction brigades. University students and staff will soon decorate the area with 11 beds of flowers. The statue was designed by sculptor Svetlana Vorobyov and is called "Planet Celina."