The monument to the outstanding musician, publicist and TV presenter Svyatoslav Belza opened on 2 September at the Vagankovskoye cemetery in Moscow. The grave of people’s artist came to his relatives and friends, among whom were artists — Veniamin Smekhov, Sergey Mazaev and others.
photo: Daria Militancia
Sculptural copy of the famous literary critic appeared before the public sitting in the chair dressed in an elegant suit. It is in this chair Svyatoslav Fedorovich has broadcast on TV channel “Culture”. On the lap of his beloved cat Bastic, and next to an open book, the pages of which the family arms and motto “Ducunt fata valentem”, which means “fortune favours valasia”.
– The idea of our brother, we wanted to immortalize his father in such a relaxed pose, which will be less formal, but more of comfort, ‘ explained Fyodor Belza. – Dad was always home, loved the comfort, has never been an uptight person. In this position, in this perspective, has always been perceived good in people and always will be perceived.
– There are sad notes and a slight smile. We remember Svyatoslav the Belza in thought, but he often spoke very beautifully and deeply, and with a smile, ” said sculptor Andrey Kovalchuk who created this monument. – We together with Igor and Fedor thought of composition. Seated figure, book with name and flower garden, resembling the shape of the lid of the piano in the monument every detail is symbolic.
Svyatoslav Fedorovich turned out the particular restrained smile. The sculptor is very subtly captured his incredible inner strength and restraint at the same time, – says the singer Sergey Mazaev. Is one of the greatest men of Russia and the people’s enlightenment, one of the fathers of our nation.