I. Metshin at the opening of an art object in the Aksenov square: “V. Aksenov in my heart is a separate golden page”
Photo by Marat Muginov
August 22, Anton Nozdrin, Mikhail Chentsov). Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan,
took part in the opening of a new art object in the Aksenov square. Forged
chairs “Metropol”, “Kva-kva”, and “My younger brother”, which were presented to
the city by friends of Vasily Aksenov, are located at the end of the alley of
the Aksenov Square, opposite from the cinema “Mir”.
Each of the
art objects symbolizes the memories of Aksenov's friends about the writer. The
“Metropol” chair is named after the eponymous almanac that Popov produced
together with Aksenov. The chair “My younger brother”, the gift of Alexander
Kabakov, got its name from the film, shot on the story of Aksenov's novel “Star
Ticket”. And the armchair “Kva-kva” from Irina Barmetova is a tribute to one of
the books of the writer, “Moskva-kva-kva”.
Metshin thanked the writers for the present to the city and noted that it was
possible to preserve the spirit of the festival for the years of its holding.
“Vasily Aksenov told me – no naphthalene needed. It is necessary that there
were more youth, more opportunities, and more drive at this festival. I am very
glad that all this continues”, he said.
expressed his confidence and hope that each new festival will give new names,
gather new and old friends. “Vasily Aksenov in my heart is a separate golden
page, he was a great man of planetary scale. I am very happy and proud that
Kazan is holding such a festival. We will do everything to ensure that his name
lives in our grateful hearts and the memory of him in Kazan was eternal”,
promised I. Metshin.
to the presentation of art objects, a gala concert was held in the garden,
where the participants of the Aksenov-fest performed for residents and guests