Monument to Margarita Agashina

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Another monument on Prospekt Lenina (Lenina Avenue) commemorates the well-known Russian poet Margarita Agashina, who lived in Volgograd for many years and wrote many beautiful verses about it. The monument stands in a pocket park named after her. Many of Agashina's poems, which millions of Russians know by heart, have become song lyrics. One of the most famous ones is Little Birch Growing in Volgograd, set to music by Grigory Ponomarenko and performed by Lyudmila Zykina. A symbolic birch now grows by the monument to Margarita Agashina, which was installed in 2004. The statue was created by sculptor Viktor Fetisov.