Forever working: Famous writer Dovlatov's sculpture in Saint Petersburg will get a desk and a typewriter

The monument to the writer was installed in early September
Share 28 September 2016
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The monument to Sergei Dovlatov, which was unveiled in Saint Petersburg in early September in dedication to the writer’s anniversary was dismantled to complete the sculptor’s vision and strengthen the base of the statue, according to the press-service of city authorities.

"The sculpture is currently in the studio of its author Vyacheskav Bukhaev. It will be modified; the sculptor will add a door, a desk and a typewriter. The author will also patinate his work, which is possible only in a workshop. It will take several days to complete all of the works. The monument will soon be returned to its place," the press-service said.

The monument to Dovlatov was installed on the sidewalk in front of building number 23 on Rubinshtein street where the writer used to live. It was installed before the sculpture was completed in order to have an opening ceremony at the time of the writer’s 75th anniversary.

Sergei Dovlatov (1941-1990) was born in Ufa, where his parents were evacuated to. In 1944 his family returned to Leningrad. In 1978 he emigrated to the United States where he founded and became chief editor of a Russian-language newspaper called Noviy amerikanets (The New American) from 1980 to 1982. He died in New York .

Among Dovlatov’s most famous novels there are The Suitcase, The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard’s Story, Solo on Underwood, The Compromise, Pushkin Hills.