Heritage of Centuries | 2017 | No. 2 (10) | Oksana Markova


Pages of the Sculptural Leniniana:
a Monument to Vladimir Lenin
in the Novorossiysk Seaport


© Oksana N. Markova

Senior Researcher, Department for Cultural
Heritage Studies and Expert Activities,
Southern Branch, Russian Research Institute
for Cultural and Natural Heritage



Аbstract: In the article the brightest pages of the history of one of the first monuments to Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet state, are highlighted. The monument was created in 1925-1926 by the project of the Leningrad sculptor Vasily V. Kozlov. The project of the pedestal was executed by sculptors Leopold A. Dietrich and Konstantin A. Dietrich, together with the Leningrad architect, Oleg K. Domansky. During the Great Patriotic War, the monument was in the zone of active fighting, so its repair was part of the complex of works on the post-war restoration of the port. Currently the monument to V.I. Lenin has the status of an object of cultural heritage of federal importance and is situated on its historic location in the coastal zone Tsemess Bay on Portovaya Street (ex. – Beregovaya) before the historic building of the Office of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port in the seaport of Novorossiysk. Monument to Vladimir Lenin still plays a significant accentual role in the urban complex of Portovaya Street and stores historical and cultural value as an authentic material evidence of a bygone era.

Keywords: monument to Vladimir Lenin, sculptor, Vasily V. Kozlov, Leopold A. Dietrich, Konstantin A. Dietrich, Novorossiysk seaport, Tsemesskaya Bay, symbol of the Soviet era, monumental art, object of cultural heritage.

Article information: Received on May 16, 2017, signed by the print, volume 2 / 2017 on July 19, 2017, published on July 31, 2017.

Full bibliographic reference to the article: Markova, O. N.,  Stranitsy skul’pturnoy «Leniniany»: pamyatnik V. I. Leninu v Novorossiyskom morskom portu (Pages of the Sculptural Leniniana: a Monument to Vladimir Lenin in the Novorossiysk Seaport), Nasledie Vekov, 2017, no. 2, pp. 62-68. URL: http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017_2_Markova.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.



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