Monument to the Celebrated Georgian Actor Ramaz Chkhikvadze Designed by Zurab Tsereteli Was Unveiled in Tbilisi

On November 20, 2013 in Tbilisi (Georgia)  there was an unveiling ceremony for the monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR and Georgia, great Georgian theater and cinema actor Ramaz Chkhikvadze designed by the People’s Artist of the USSR and Russia, President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli. The ceremony was attended by the Prime-Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili, the Mayor of Tbilisi George Ugulava, President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli, delegation of the Russian Academy of Arts and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Georgian and Russian figures of culture.

After the ceremony the President of Georgia George Margelashvili received the author of the monument Zurab Tsereteli at his residence in Tbilisi.  

The bronze monument depicting the actor Ramaz Chkhikvadze as a village judge Azdak from the well-known play by Bertolt Brecht “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” stands in Alexander Garden near Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi Academic Theater for which Ramaz Chkhikvadze has served for more than 50 years.

The delegation from Moscow visited a renovated exposition of works by Zurab Tsereteli in the Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi opened in Rustaveli Prospect a year ago. For many years Zurab Tsereteli has contributed to the reconstruction of the building of the former Cadet Corps into the museum space. The Museum collection is being enriched and is obtaining an international level. The delegation also visited Zurab Tsereteli’s majestic monumental composition “The History of Georgia”.

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