The results of the All-Russian competition for the development of the architectural concept of the design of a stele for the territory of the Zavidovo Country Recreation Complex (a branch of GlavUpDK of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation), organized by GlavUpDK together with the Russian Academy of Arts, were summed up. The announcement of results and exhibition of works was held in the A.P. Ermolov House on Prechistenka Street, 20, the building where GlavUpDK is located.
On the eve of the contest the works were exhibited by a jury headed by Academician Alexander Tsigal, Chairman of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts, and eminent people of art and culture: Vice President of the RAA, Academician Evgeny Maksimov; corresponding member of the RAA Viktor Korneev; Corresponding Member of the RAA, candidate of art history Aydin Zeinalov and Head of the Sculpture Department of the State Tretyakov Gallery Irina Sedova. From GlavUpDK acting head of the enterprise Vyacheslav Fatin, main architect Alexey Ochnev, director of the "Zavidovo" recreation complex Konstantin Gurnovich took part in the assessment of works.
As a result of works estimation, composition "Merge", prepared by Fatima Karakanova, by the unanimous decision of members of jury has been recognized as a winner of competition. Two rows of mirror details, forming an art object "Merge", are associated with the Volga and Shosha, at the confluence of which the recreation center "Zavidovo" is located, and is a kind of homage to the captivating nature of the Tver region.
The second and the third places were taken by the works "A Horse on the Grass" (by Alexey Dmitriev) and "Roots" (by Soslan Dzidzoev) respectively. The members of the jury were not indifferent to Hrant Gharibyan's "Volga-Volga" composition that won the Audience Favorite Prize.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Vyacheslav Fatin thanked the participants for their interest in the proposed theme and the preparation of outstanding talent. He also noted that the very fact that the contest was held would become a milestone event in the series of events dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Zavidovo celebrated this year and would be forever engraved in the history of the recreation complex.