A new monument of Russian writer and playright, Anton Chekhov has been unveiled in the town of Istra, near Moscow.
The monument was erected to mark the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth, which took place last year. The writer’s family lived in Voskresensk (the former name of Istra) for almost 2 years. In the nearby Chikinskaya hospital, Chekhov underwent practical training before becoming a doctor at the same hospital. In the neighboring Babkino Village, the Chekhovs rented a summer cottage for three summers.
The architect Vladimir Syagin and the artist Vladimir Surovtsev were chosen to become to create the monument.
The monument sits in a square on the campus of the local teachers’ training college.
© Russia Info-Centre. 11 March, 2011