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The letter "e" will become a symbol of Ulyanovsk

August 8 2005

Ulyanovsk city authorities decided to immortalize the letter "e" and to dedicate a monument to her.

The idea to erect a monument to the birthplace of Mikhail Karamzin, who invented the "most Russian" letter first appeared in 1997, and in 2001 the idea was revived and held All-Russian competition for the design of the monument.

The winner of the contest was Ulyanovsk artist Alexander Zinin - according to his design will be made monument. His plan to install in the depths of Karamzin garden.

According to the author, the monument should commemorate the letter in the form in which it was first published in the anthology "Aonidy" in 1797. The memory of the letter - "a return to accidentally forgotten by us values," says the artist.

"It will be a multiple increase in lowercase letters with all the irregularities of printing a print that was used in the almanac as a live documentary" - said Zina. According to RIA Novosti.

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