Sergey Tretyakov's memorial sign erected in Sokolniki
A memorial sign to honour the 19th century Moscow city governor, collector and social activist Sergey Tretyakov was installed next to the main entrance of Sokolniki Park on April 24, 2019. Thanks to Tretyakov's efforts, today's area of Sokolniki park was admitted as a part of Moscow. Alexey Shaburov, President of the Museum and Exhibition Centre EcoCentre Sokolniki, collector and Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, sponsored the sign, erected upon the decision of the Moscow government.
The sign was designed by a group of sculptors and architects, including A. Voskresensky, architect, the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts, and the member of the Union of Artists of Russia; A. Zabaluev, the honoured architect of the Russian Federation; A. Tikhonov, the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts; and architect D. Voskresenskaya.
The memorial sign opening ceremony featured many speeches imbued with gratitude and pride, including Igor Voskresensky, the Chairman of the Monumental Art Committee at the Moscow City Duma, A. Kurnosov, Deputy Head of the Territorial Control Department, the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage, L. Kovrikova, the Head of Sokolniki Municipality, Alexey Shaburov, Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Viktor Bekhtiev, the President of Pavel Tretyakov Fund, Tretyakov's grand-grand-daughter Ekaterina Khokhlova, A. Lapshin, Director of Sokolniki Park, and many more.
The sign in honour of Sergey Tretyakov can be found at the beginning of the Central alley leading from the main park entrance. Besides, the exhibition named “Sokolniki Becomes Moscow” will run until June 10 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the park joining Moscow. If you fancy to know the history of Sokolniki between the 17th century and the revolution, take a glimpse at Sergey Tretyakov’s office, see unique archive documents about the acquisition of the park, feel what it was like to be the 19th century citizen, and discover the village settlement located in Sokolniki park, we look forward to seeing you at this exciting event, which admits for free.
the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage