Bust of explorer of Russian America Lavrenty Zagoskin installed in Penza
Penza, 18 September 2018. PenzaNews. A bronze bust of naval officer, explorer of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Northern California Lavrenty Zagoskin was installed in the territory of the House of Folk Art in Penza.
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It is expected that the ceremony of its official opening will take place in the near future.
Currently the bust is fenced with a signal band.
A plaque placed on the pedestal reads: "The monument to L.A. Zagoskin was installed in 2018 by the Penza regional branch of the all-Russian public organization Russian Geographical Society at the expense of a grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Foundation of Presidential Grants. Architecture company: Veshch! Sculptor: Ilya Porvatov".
Commenting on the bust installation, chairman of a regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society Igor Pantyushov noted that it had been a long-awaited event.
“We had worked on it for 7 long years and finally it happened. We will inform about the opening of the monument, which will take place soon, and invite everyone,” he wrote at his Facebook profile.