Around Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya

"Children - the Victims of Adult Vices" Sculpture Composition

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A more unusual monument on Bolotnaya Ploschad is the composition of sculptures entitled Children - the Victims of Adult Vices, which is the work of the controversial sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin. In the centre of the compositions are statues of two blindfolded children playing and they are surrounded by 13 monstrous statues representing: drug abuse, prostitution, theft, alcoholism, ignorance, irresponsible science, indifference, the propaganda of violence, sadism, those without memory, child labour, poverty and war. Unsurprisingly the monument has met with some criticism, not least for being frightening for children.  Nevertheless it is definitely out of the ordinary!

Location Bolotnaya Ploschad
Metro Tretyakovskaya