A monument to the poet Iosif Brodsky was erected in 2011 in Moscow on Novinsky Boulevard (garden Ring). The authors of the monument are sculptor Georgy Frangulyan and architect Sergey Skuratov.
The monument is a multi-figure composition mounted on a granite pedestal. 13 faceless schematically depicted bronze figures are combined into two groups, symbolizing envious people and friends. In front of them is the relief figure of Brodsky.
It is facing the American embassy.
The poet’s head is thrown back, his hands are inside his pants pockets. He’s wearing a foreign suit and pointy Italian boots.
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (May 24, 1940, Leningrad, USSR – January 28, 1996, Brooklyn, New York, USA; buried at the San Michele Cemetery in Venice) – Russian and American poet, essayist, playwright and translator, teacher.
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987, United States Poet Laureate in 1991-1992. He wrote poetry mainly in Russian, essays – in English. Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg (1995).
Nearest attractions: Moscow Zoo, Moscow Planetarium, Residential building on Kudrinskaya Square, US Embassy, Museum-apartment of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Kudrinskaya square, Chaliapin’s museum.
Nearest metro: Barrikadnaya, Krasnopresnenskaya.