On June 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the unveiling of a monument to Emperor Alexander III in Gatchina, Leningrad Region. Alexander III was the Emperor of Russia from 1881 to 1894.
Putin called the era of Alexander III’s reign a harmonious combination of technological, industrial and government changes with loyalty to national traditions and culture.
The head of state added that Alexander III “loved Russia and strove to do everything for its progressive and confident development, protection of its interests and strengthening of the Russian state in Europe and around the world.”
However, it appears that the personnel and officials responsible for the creating and establishing the monument made some ‘mistake’. The monument is marked by the Star of David (six point symbol) instead of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called (eight point symbol) that Alexander III really had.
SouthFront has been consistently standing against any historical falsifications – whether they are about the World War 2 or related to the new ‘mainstream tendencies’ of painting well-known historical facts in the framework of the LGBTQ+/BLM agenda.
The situation with the monument of Alexander III marked by the Star of David highlights that such tendencies also reached Russia, which remains one of the few countries standing against the ongoing expansion of the neo-liberal/globalist totalitarianism.
In light of this, there are two main explanations of the aforementioned incident:
- The marking of the monument by the Star of David was an intentional provocation against Vladimir Putin as it was openly known that he is set to participate in the revealing of the monument
- It is a demonstration of the graceful degradation of at least middle-level staff within Russian authorities, a symptom of the new Era of Stagnation and the developing destructive tendencies in the cultural life of Russia.
UPDATED (7.06.2021): It is also interesting to look at the previous biography and work history of Vladimir Brodatsky, the sculptor responsible for what he called a “technical mistake”.
From this information, it is pretty clear that Brodatsky is an ordinary representative of the modern mainstream neo-liberal/globalist agenda, who is far from any kind of Russian patriotic values.
Born in the City of Causeni, Moldova.
2002 – 2007 Odessa Art School of M. B. Grekova.
2007 – won first place in the all-Ukrainian drawing competition among art schools “Silver Bar” in the figure nomination.
2007- entered the Imperial Academy of Arts (St. Petersburg).
2012 – won first place and the People’s Choice Award for the work “Barclay De Tolly” in the annual competition of the patron Igor Minakov. He was also awarded the Yu. G. Orekhov Prize in Moscow.
2013 – awarded a scholarship from the Government of St. Petersburg.
2013 – awarded with the medal named after V.I. I.E. Repina (by a trip to Italy).
2014 – in the competition of the patron Igor Minakov “Theater. Ballet. Spectator” won the online voting award for the portrait of Nikolai Tsiskaridze in the form of a demon.
2014 – graduated from the Academy of Arts with the work “The Sacrifice of Abraham”.
2015 – participant of the International Festival of Academies in Turin, Italy.
2016 – participant of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
2016 – the opening of a memorial bust to Alexander 2 in St. Petersburg. Author of the bust of A. V. Lunacharsky for the annual Cultural Prize in St. Petersburg.
2016 – author of the Woman of the Year award, St. Petersburg.
2015 – taught for two months at the Suzhou State Institute, China.
2016 – one month taught at the Shanghai Institute.
2018 – the unveiling of the monument to Anton Devier in St. Petersburg.