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Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices

Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices

Сountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Tretyakovskaya

Established: 2001

Sculptor: Mihail Chemiakin



Children Are the Victims of Adult VicesA sculptural composition consists of 15 sculptures. In the center of the composition there are two sculptures of the boy and girl, they are surrounded by adult vices. We list them from the left to the right. Drug dependence, Prostitution, Theft, Alcoholism, Ignorance, Pseudoscience, Indifferently, Propaganda of violence, Sadism, For those without memory, Exploitation of child labor, Poverty, War. Children play ball with blindfold.

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Creation history

Per the author the sculptural composition was conceived as symbol and the call to the fight for saving todays and future generations. Thereby Mihail Chemiakin calls to look around and finally to see what happening in the world. And while it is not so late we should take thought and start taking action for correction of current situation.

How to find

Sculptural composition is in the square of the Bolotnaya Square. Go to metro station Tretyakovskaya and exit to Klimentovskiy line. On the street turn left and one minute go toward the Big Ordunka street. Cross the street and go ahead the Ordunka deadlock about three minutes till the square next to the crossroad between Big Tolmachevsky lane and Lavrushinsky lane where turn right on Lavrushinsky lane. Along the lane go till Kadashevskaya Embankment. Cross the bridge of Luzhkov. This bridge also known as the bridge of lovers. After the bridge, you should go straight to the center of the Bolotnaya Square and turn right and go till the end of the Square. There you will find this scary sculptural composition.