A memorial tablet to Yuri Luzhkov was installed in the center of Moscow
10 December 2020, 17:25
Society
A memorial tablet erected in honor of the former mayor of the city Yuri Luzhkov on the anniversary of his death was solemnly unveiled in the center of Moscow. The commemorative tablet was installed on the 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street at number 48, where the former mayor of the capital lived in recent years.

The memorial tablet was made by sculptor Igor Burganov and architect Igor Voskresensky . It shows a former mayor wearing a cap looking at a map of Moscow within the Moscow Ring Road. The blackboard states that “a prominent politician lived in this house from 2000 to 2019”.

The memorial was opened by the widow of the former mayor Elena Baturina, the presidential envoy to the Central Federal District Igor Shchegolev and the chairman of the Moscow City Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov, writes Interfax.

Luzhkov passed away last year at the age of 83. He died after undergoing heart surgery in a German clinic. He served as mayor of the city for over 18 years - from 1992 to 2010. He was re-elected three times. During his tenure as mayor, the foundation stone of the famous Moscow City business center was laid in the capital, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior was restored, the Victory Park was opened, the Cherkizovsky market was liquidated, and the Third Transport Ring and the monorail were put into operation. He also began a program to demolish five-story buildings.

Luzhkov was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and the Orders of Merit for the Fatherland of all degrees.