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Monument to American Eleonora Prey opened in Vladivostok
The grand opening of the monument to the famous American Eleanor Lord Prey was held in Vladivostok.
Eleanor Prey was the wife of a US consular officer who lived in Vladivostok from 1894 to 1930, and at the turn of the century described the events, life, and customs of this city in hundreds of letters to family and friends. She is called "the first blogger in Russia," ITAR-TASS notes.
A bronze sculpture was installed on Svetlanskaya Street on the steps leading to Pochtovaya Lane, where Prey lived. The head of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev and the wife of the ex-governor of Primorye, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Larisa Belobrova opened the monument. Despite the weekday, a lot of people gathered around the stairs leading to the house of Eleonora Prey, who loved her letters, reports the local portal PrimaMedia.
Prey is depicted descending the stairs from her home. Her right hand rests on the railing, and with her left, the "Vladivostok American" presses an envelope with a letter to her chest. On the wall next to the sculpture are lines from her letter from 1929, which say that Vladivostok “spent the best part” of her life.