A museum-exhibition complex may open under Moscow’s “Worker and Collective Farm Girl” statue in September.
The opening date is planned to coincide with the annual City Day celebration, which this year is on September 4-5.
The iconic sculpture was created by Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina and architect Boris Iofan over the years 1935-37. In October 2003, restoration work on the aged statue began; it was dismantled and taken down. The statue reappeared on a new, higher platform last autumn. An exhibition hall with a capacity of up to 5,000 visitors is to open in the pavilion underneath the statue.