Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mulyavin statue gifted from Belarus to be installed near astronomy facility

A statue dedicated to Vladimir Mulyavin, the founder of the musical group Pesniary and a celebrated actor, is scheduled to be installed in Yekaterinburg at the end of the month.

A gift from the Belarusian government, the statue--to be installed Sept. 29--measures 11.5 feet tall and depicts Mulyavin holding an electric guitar. The statue was designed by USSR Academy of Arts gold medalist Sergei Logvin. Its installation in Yekaterinburg's city park near the Kosmos space facility will be overseen by Belarusian Minister of Culture Boris Svetlov, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

Mulyavin was born and raised in Yekaterinburg and performed with Pesniary in the city for more than 20 years. Best known for their songs "Yas Kasiy Kanyushnyu" and "Bialowieza Forest," as well as "Belarus" and "Vologda," Pesniary was a vocal and instrumental ensemble established in 1969, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.