A statue of Vladislav Tretyak has been installed in the new Moscow residential area "Park of Legends" near the Museum of Hockey Glory. This miracle of sculptural art was created in the Kurgan region at the ZAO Kurganstalmost enterprise as a gift to the legendary hockey goalkeeper in honor of his 70th birthday.
By the way, Tretyak himself played in a completely different, wire mask. Probably, the creators of the monument were simply afraid to reproduce the face of the goalkeeper, and therefore hid it behind this sinister mask.
The reaction of Muscovites was unequivocal. Some rightly compared this work with the famous film character Hannibal Lecter, others with the equally famous Alyonushka, which appeared in Novovoronezh several years ago and was removed almost immediately at the request of the outraged public.
- Oh, at night you will go by, perhaps, and there will be enough condrati...
Yes, it's scary during the day.
- I now think that the author is firmly on Tretyak, offended for something.
- If I were Tretyak, I would sue for discrimination.
Looks like Hannibal Lecter.
- Alyonushka's (sculpture) brother.
But analyst Leonid Lyalin believes that this is a monument not to the Soviet, but to the Canadian goalkeeper:
“The monument to the hockey goalkeeper, recently erected in Moscow, is scary in and of itself. At the same time, it is alleged that he is Tretyak. But the most terrible thing is that this is most likely a monument to the Canadian goalkeeper. Indeed, it was Canadian goalkeepers who continued to wear these "expressive" masks without a helmet in the 70s. While Tretyak and his Soviet goalkeeper colleagues wore a helmet (see photo). It seems that the last Soviet national team goalkeeper without a helmet was Viktor Konovalenko. And he stopped playing in the early 70s. But even if it's not Tretyak, but Konovalenko - hair? Where do these cloaks unworthy of a Soviet person come from. Moreover, a Soviet officer. And for Canadian goalkeepers, such hairstyles were the norm. Look at the photo of Ken Dryden - Tretyak's rival in the famous super series of '72. No helmet, hair sticking out of the mask mounts. Hello, a monument to an unknown Canadian! Very bold for today's Russia.
However, the media report that Tretyak himself liked the monument. But this does not mean at all that such ugliness should be on the streets of Moscow. Although, in general, the installation of this sculpture continues the long tradition of mutilating Moscow with crafts like a monument to Kalashnikov, Fidel Castro, Kobzon and many others...