MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
January 24, 2022, 07:03
Work is scheduled to begin this year.
Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage agreed on a project for the restoration of the monument at the grave of Prince Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy. The burial has the status of an object of cultural heritage of federal significance. It is located on a site southwest of the Smolensky Cathedral of the Novodevichy Convent and is part of a family burial site surrounded by a common fence.
Sergei Petrovich came from an old princely family. On the paternal side, his ancestor was the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gedimin, and on the maternal side, the Georgian Tsar Vakhtang VI and Alexander Menshikov, an associate of Peter I. Most of all, Sergei Trubetskoy is known as a participant in the Decembrist uprising.
“Restoration of the historical tombstone on the grave of Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy may begin this year. The corresponding project of work was recently approved by our department. Now the 150-year-old monument really needs to be preserved, the tombstone itself is leaning, there are a lot of dirt, chips, cracks and other defects. The restoration will take place under the control of our department,” commented the head
The monument is a massive cross, installed on the Golgotha in the form of a boulder. Golgotha is fixed on the base – a slab. A memorial inscription is carved on the western side of the boulder.
Restorers are dismantling the monument and the fence. All details will be thoroughly cleaned, defects will be eliminated, stone surfaces will be strengthened and treated with protective compounds. Lost items will be restored. Particular attention will be paid to the memorial inscription – it will be cleaned, strengthened and covered with gold leaf. It is also necessary to recreate individual elements of the steel fence.
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