Monument to the “The triumphant life”

Bronze, 3m, Nizhny Novgorod , Russia 2009

This monument   is a very important symbol of the philosophy of our times. In August 2009, the world celebrated the 20th  anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fall of this wall from the Cold War, symbolized the end of the Iron Curtain. In this composition, a young girl steps into an infinite ” Moebius strip”. This represents the end of ideologies such as Fascism and Communism, during which many endured to survive helplessly.  Many believe that the end of the cold war is the victory of occidental ideals; but this vision is wrong. There can be no victory over the millions of people who gave their lives for such ideals.
Societies make many mistakes, but from them often sprout life, kindness and peace. Evil soon dies. This monument is a search for common sense, an image to victorious peace, to greatness in tolerance and understanding our past.
The monument was presented to the people of the city of Peshelan (Arzamas district, Nizhny Novgorod region)  on August 28th, 2009.