St. Andrew the Apostle Sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli in the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Russian Academy of Arts

The collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Russian Academy of Arts (10 Gogolevsky Boulevard, Moscow) has been enriched by a sculpture of St. Andrew the Apostle (the First-Called) created by the renowned artist, President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli. This year the cross of St. Andrew has been brought from Greece to be on display in St. Petersburg, Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Minsk (Belarus) in honor of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. The cross is believed to be the one St. Andrew was martyred upon.

The bronze monument depicts St. Andrew against a background of the X-shaped cross clasping to his bosom the Holy Writ. The sculpture is a part of the Gospel cycle on which Zurab Tsereteli has been working for 20 years. It also includes sculptural images of Apostles Peter and Paul, St. George the Victorious, Prince Vladimir Equal to the Apostle, St. Sergius of Radonezh and others.




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