Press-Conference by the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli to be held on July 12, 2007 at Tsereteli Art Gallery

The presentation of the “Night at the Ipatiev House”  new sculptural composition by Zurab Tsereteli  will be held  at Tsereteli Art Gallery (19 Prechistenka street, Moscow)  on July 12,  2007 at 1 p.m.

The presentation of the sculpture is timed to the date of murder of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas 11 and his family executed on the night of July 17, 1918 in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg according to the resolution  of the Ural Regional Soviet approved by the Soviet of People’s  Commissars with Lenin in the Chair.

Zurab Tsereteli has depicted  Nicholas 11 and members of his family in the moment of the remarkable emotional  tension. Their faces and poses full of inner nobility express their readiness to fulfill their destiny.

In 2000,  the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church  canonized the assassinated members of the  Russian Royal family -  Emperor Nicholas, Empress Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, Grand Princesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.    

Members of the media are invited to attend the press-conference and are requested to register their interest. For further information, please contact:

Information Department of the Russian Academy of Arts
Tel: 495 637 47 71,  495 637 25 69


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