Nikolai Othady street
The handsome Komsomol Member meets us at the entrance from Volga hydroelectric power station to Volgograd. Opposite, across the highway, there is a Golden Star sign and a stele with the inscription: «Volgograd is a hero city».
The object is made with aluminium, the base – with reinforced concrete. The height of the figure is 10 meters, the base — 5 meters.
On the opposite side of the base there is the inscription: Glory to communism’s builders”..
The monument was opened in 1962.
The authors of the project were sculptors M. S. Altshuler, I. D. Brodsky, D. I. Naroditsky.
In 1986 the photo with the sculpture appeared in L’officiel magazine (№ 728). The famous French fashion designer and photographer Thierry Mugler traveled around the world, took photos of models against the backdrop of architecture and natural wonders. Volgograd was included in the list of the must see objects and attracted the attention of the Thierry Mugler’s fashion house.