Strastnoy Bulvar, which connects Ulitsa Petrovka with Pushkinskaya Ploschad, gets its name from the Strastnoy Convent which used to stand here. Within the boulevard are three monuments. At the end closest to Ulitsa Petrovka is a statue of Vladimir Vysotsky, a popular Soviet singer and songwriter, who is depicted holding his arms out with a guitar over his shoulders. Further on down the boulevard another figure from Russian music is commemorated - Sergey Rakhmaninov. This monument to the great composer was unveiled in 1999 and is the work of the sculptor Oleg Komov. Finally at the end of the boulevard closest to Pushkinskaya Ploschad is a statue of the poet and writer Aleksandr Tvardovsky, who also served as the editor-in-chief of the publishing house Novy Mir whose headquarters is located nearby.
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