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Monument to potato and did not open

December 4 2005

Appointed on Saturday in Minsk, a monument to the potatoes did not take place. Authors of the idea fell out with the performer.

The idea of the monument to the "second bread" made a year ago, the government newspaper "Republic." But she resisted the installation in the center of Minsk Bronze halftime of decontamination of the tuber.

"We insist on the idea of the national monument, - said deputy editor Sergei Mihovich. - Insist on the competition, collect people's donations."

When he learned that the bronze potato is ready to establish a commercial firm, the editors of state newspapers sent to the Minsk City Executive Committee a protest.

One of the creators of the monument to the failed bulb, on condition of anonymity, said the city government canceled the holiday because of two claims: first, the reproach of merchants in taking possession of "national" idea, and secondly, felt that the sculpture is not made sufficiently monumental Ji just some 130 centimeters tall and 90 wide, according to BBC.

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