Memorial Levitan Vladimir

Yuri Borisovich Levitan was the primary Soviet radio announcer during and after World War II. He announced on Radio Moscow all major events in the 1940s60s including the German attack on the Soviet Union in 1941, the surrender of Germany on 9 May 1945, the death of Joseph Stalin, and the first manned spaceflight in 1961.

The authors of the monument:
* sculptor: Igor Chernoglazov,
* architect: Evgeny Usenko.

The name of the monument is "The voice of history. The voice of victory." The monument was opened on in the day of radio on may 7, 2015.

The sculptural composition is a pillar with a lantern and a loudspeaker, under it there are two figures: an old man and a child who listen to the voice from the loudspeaker. The loudspeaker actually broadcasts historical reports: the monument is equipped with an interactive radio system. Being next to the monument, with the help of a smartphone you can listen to fragments of radio performances of Levitan. The player built into the monument contains ten records.

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Source

  • Text: Fyodor Telin
  • Photos: Fyodor Telin