Monument to Anton Chekhov

Bronze, granite - 1,5 m. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010

On the 14-th of August 2010 the grand opening of the monument to A.P. Chekhov took place in the city of Colombo, (Sri Lanka) in honor of the 150-th birthday of the writer and the 120-th anniversary of his stay on the island. Chekhov called this place a paradise … The monument was donated by Russia – Sri Lanka, the Writers’ Union of the Russian Federation, the International Academy of Kindness, founded by the famous sculptor, author of the monument G.V. Pototsky, with the support of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation, U. Viratunga. Gregory Pototsky said: “Chekhov is like a spring for me, which gave me wings for a flight, so as to better see everything from above, sort out everything and find that unexpected angle of cut that most accurately expresses the picture of being.” Full of spiritual tension, Chekhov may be one of the most mysterious, most tragic Russian writers who lived on the wane of that Russian life, that silver age, which became the unconquered peak of Russian culture.