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Giant panda and other rare animals will be made of sand in Moscow

Giant panda and other rare animals will be made of sand in Moscow

28 april 2017
In the famous Moscow's park «Kolomenskoye» one can admire large sand figures of rare animal species created within the framework of the 10th World Sculpture Championship of sand.

The championship in Moscow is held for the tenth time, the theme of this year's project is «The World Around Us.» The open-air exhibition of sand figures will be open to the public from April 29 to September 24.

During the creative competition the masters from different cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Penza, Krasnoyarsk, Arkhangelsk, Kargopol, Yekaterinburg, Rostov on Don), as well as from such countries as Belarus, India, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Bulgaria created amazing sculptures of sand a few meters high.

This year, announced in Russia as a Year of Ecology, the guests of the project will be able to see the sculptures of animals of Russia, listed in the Red Book and the figure of a large panda - a symbol of WWF in Kolomenskoye. In addition, visitors of the exhibition will be able to admire the fantastic sand castle, a sculpture dedicated to the World Cup 2018, a church from the island of Kizhi and much more. For young guests, a large sandbox with sculptures for children is open on the project site, where competitions of creating figures of sand will be held.

«We are glad that in the Year of Ecology our Russian rare animals such as a tiger, a bison, a snow leopard, a polar bear, a leopard will settle here for five months here in Kolomenskoye and maybe become a bit closer to Muscovites, - says Jury Sochnev, the director of marketing and communications WWF Russia. »The fact that they are made of sand is very symbolic, because our nature is just as fragile. And if we now do not make efforts to protect these beautiful animals, they can disappear forever - like scattered sand figures. '

The project was created by the creative group «Art Bliss» in the person of Pavel Mylnikov and Bagrat Stepanyan, the winners and prize-winners of international competitions and festivals for the creation of sculptures of ice and sand.

How to get there: the exhibition of sculptures will be held on the Yarmarochnaya Square, the exit from the Kolomenskoye metro station through the Central Entrance to the Museum-Reserve, or from Novinka Street. Map-scheme of the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve: http://www.mgomz.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Karta-shema-Kolomenskoe.pdf

© Арт Блисс
© Арт Блисс
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