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Monument to Ilya Muromets to be installed in Ukraine’s capital

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko explained that without the use of a 3D printer the work could be delayed for several years
17:12, 16 July 2018

kyivcity.gov.

A monument to the hero of Kievan Rus times Ilya Muromets, which will soon be installed in Kyiv, is created using a unique technology that had not been used before. Parts for the sculpture’s forms were made using a 3D printer and then filled with bronze. The work on Muromets is approaching is almost over. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote this on his Facebook page, as the press service reported.

"We are nearing the end of the work on the sculpture of Ilya Muromets, which we will soon be installed and presented in the ‘Muromets’ park. This will be a unique monument created using the most modern technologies," Klitschko wrote. "Its parts are molded in shapes made using a 3D printer. This has not been done yet for a large monument in Ukraine and, perhaps, in the world, "he added.

The Mayor explained that without the use of a 3D printer, the work could be delayed for several years. A young talented sculptor Volodymyr Zhuravel who is working on Muromets proposed such a unique technology. The people of Kyiv are already familiar with his works. In particular, this is the well-known sculpture of children on Poshtova Square.

The monument to Muromets will be rather big - 11 meters high, along with a granite hill and pedestal. A sculpture will be installed in the capital in the same-name park ‘Muromets’.

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“Ilya Muromets, who, according to the legends, was born near Chernihiv, served Prince Volodymyr, guarded the city of Kyiv and was buried in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He is our hero, our history, which today, unfortunately, is being slolen from us. Therefore, Muromets will stand in Kyiv, on the territory of Trukhaniv Island, where Prince Volodymyr’s armed force was once stationed,” Klitschko stressed.

As it was reported earlier, the first smart-tree was opened in Kyiv, as the Director of the Information and Communication Technology Department reported. According to him, the main idea of this event is the presentation of the alternative energy sources sector, which provides various free services for the visitors through the self-contained kit of solar trackers in the stylized tree shape.

It is noted that the smart-tree will be working 24 hours without weekends. With the tree, one can charge the devices, gyro scooters, use free Wi-Fi or listen to music from the phone through the dynamics.  

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