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Monument to Soldier and Gusli Player Set Up in Mary El Republic
26.06.2013 11:56
Monument to Soldier and Gusli Player Set Up in Mary El Republic

Monument to the folklorist, gusli player and the World War I soldier Alexander Kotomkin-Savinsky has been solemnly unveiled near the Russian Drama Theater in Yoshkar Ola.

      The bronze monument on a pedestal with granite facing stands in a park in front of the church chapel in honor of all saints of Russia. It is about 4 meters high. Kotomkin-Savinsky is wearing a uniform of the Russian army soldier. The authors of the project are sculptors from Yoshkar Ola.

      Alexander Efimovich Kotomkin who had the pseudonym Kotomkin-Savinsky was a Mari folklore specialist, a gusli player, a military and a poet, a native of the Savino Village and a dweller of Tsarevokokshaysk. He got education in his hometown, chose military career, and lived an eventful life. 

      Alexander Kotomkin started writing verses at the age of 15. Within 79 years of life he created 15 collections of poetry and memoirs.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Poetry Mary El Republic Monuments to People   

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