The Gift of the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli to the Republic of Altai
In honor of the 260th anniversary of the voluntary membership of the Altai people in the Russian Empire and 25th anniversary of the Republic of Altai, the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli has presented as a gift to the Republic of Altai his bronze bust of the Russian Empress Elizabeth I. The ceremony took place at the meeting of Zurab Tsereteli with the Governor of the Republic of Altai in Tsereteli Art Gallery on February 8, 2016.
The two jubilee dates in the history of Altai will be marked this year in Moscow and many cities of the Republic. As it is known, it was Elizabeth I, who on May 2, 1756 signed a decree on the adoption of the Altai people in Russia.