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Dashi Namdakov’s sculpture She Guardian unveiled in London

On 11 May 2015 the ceremony of unveiling of a monumental sculpture She Guardian by acclaimed Russian artist, Dashi Namdakov took place at London’s Marble Arch. Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko and Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Audrey Lewis presided over the event. 

The spectacular bronze statue rises 11 metres. It took Dashi Namdakov more than 2 years to create She Guardian, reflecting the cultural heritage of the ancient East.

Ambassador Yakovenko's remarks follow.

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure for me today to take part in unveiling of the sculpture She Guardian by the prominent Russian sculptor, Dashi Namdakov. I’m sure that many of you have heard his name before, but still I’ll tell you some words of this man and his work. As far as you know Russia is a multicultural and multinational country and Mr. Namdakov is a bright representative of the Buryat people, born in the great Eurasian spaces near Lake Baikal. Mr. Namdakov is a sculptor, graphic artist and jeweler who has exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout Russia and the world. He was also elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

Distinctive feature of Dashi’s style is retaining his folk tradition, but presenting it in a completely new, avant-garde style. Previously his famous sculpture of Genghis Khan was placed here at Marble Arch and now a new creation of master takes the place.

I want to thank the Westminster Council for their cooperation and featuring a glimpse Russian culture here in London. It is a good chance to open Russia from a new and unusual side. This bronze statue reflects the cultural heritage of the ancient East and as we speak about heritage I can’t help saying that we should do our best to pass the heritage of friendship to the following generation. This event is an example of how culture can overcome difficulties of understanding and even in difficult times it remains a connecting link between people.

At the end I want to mention one more thing. As far as I know the full name of Dashi is Dashi Nima what can be translated from Buryat language as Lucky Sun. I am happy to be here and share the luck with Mr. Sun.

Thank you and enjoy the day.

 





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