The plaque in memory of Yevgeny Primakov was installed on building 3 on Skatertny Pereulok, where the politician lived. The memorial sign is the work of sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov and architect Alexei Kochakovsky.
The opening ceremony took place on 28 November. It was attended by representatives of federal and Moscow authorities, and Mr Primakov’s colleagues, friends and relatives.
The decision to fix the commemorative plate was taken by the Moscow Government’s Presidium following an executive order by the Russian President on perpetuating the memory of the statesman and politician.
“Historical Moscow consists not only of buildings, architectural and park ensembles and archeological landmarks. It also includes the memory of Russians and Muscovites who shaped the history, the Moscow and the Russia that we can see today. Today’s unveiling of Yevgeny Primakov’s plaque is one in a series of events aimed at imprinting the memory of an outstanding person in the living city chronicle,” Head of Moscow’s Department of Cultural Heritage Alexei Yemelyanov said. Mr Yemelyanov noted that 16 commemorative plates have been placed in Moscow over the past year. These include plaques to theatre teacher and director Viktor Monyukov, academicians Boris Raushenbakh and Alexander Bakulev and People’s Artist of Russia Lyubov Polishchyuk. In addition, a monument to Maya Plisetskaya, and cornerstones dedicated to divisions of the Moscow People’s Militia, have been placed in Moscow.
By the end of the year, two more works of monumental art will be unveiled: a monument to composer Sergei Prokofyev on Kamergersky Pereulok and a plaque entitled “Memorial complex dedicated to cities of military glory” on Poklonnaya Gora.