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Kirov Oblast , Kirov

The monument to Fedor Ivanovich Shalyapin

Памятник Фёдору Ивановичу Шаляпину
Центр развития туризма Кировской области

The bronze monument to Shalyapin was established in Kirov in August, 2014. The sculptor is Viktor Boriskin.

Fedor Shalyapin is considered a countryman in Kirov region, though he was born in Kazan in February, 1873. His father and mother originated fr om peasants who lived in Vyatka villages. For a long time when F. I. Shalyapin was a lead singer of imperial theatres he received his passport or so called residence permit (as it was called earlier) in Vyatka region because he originated from Vyatka peasants.

F. I. Shalyapin remembered the native land of his parents. He was friends with the artists Viktor and Apollinary Vasnetsovy coming from Vyatka region, provided Vyatka starving population of villages with financial aid. The singer sent money for building of a cultural center in Vozhgaly village wh ere his father was born. He also donated books to the village library which still bears his name.

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Address: Theatre Square, to the right of Kirov Regional Drama Theatre

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