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In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a monument to the first governor-general, the hero of the war 1853-1856, was opened.
In the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the shore of the Kultuchny Lake, a solemn opening of the monument to the first general-governor of Kamchatka, Vasily Stepanovich Zavoyko, took place. According to the press service of the regional administration, the opening ceremony was attended by Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Valery Raenko and local historian-bibliographer V.S. Zavoyko Natalia Kiseleva.
Vasily Stepanovich Zavoiko (1809-1898) - one of the pioneers of the development of the Pacific coast, the first military governor of Kamchatka, organizer and leader of the heroic defense of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky during the Crimean War of 1853-1856.
“The unveiling of the monument to Vasily Zavoiko is the restoration of historical justice. This is our tribute to the first governor-general of Kamchatka. To the person who built and developed our city, established the first ties of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the surrounding villages and towns, developed agriculture, to the person who was able to defend the city in the hardest battle, save it for his descendants, - said Vladimir Ilyukhin. - It is our duty to remember the heroic history of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, to take a responsible attitude to its fate, to respect and love our home. I congratulate all the townspeople and residents of Kamchatka, let this monument remind us every day of the exploits of our ancestors, give us a reason to be proud of our history and do everything to develop our city! "
The sculpture is made of granite and marble, the height together with the pedestal is 7 meters. The sketch of the monument was widely discussed with the participation of residents of the region. This is the first in Kamchatka sculpture of Vasily Zavoyko.