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In the Vladimir region appeared "chocolate fairy"

July 1 2009

In the city of Vladimir Region Protection today inaugurated the world's first monument to chocolate. This three-meter bronze statue of a fairy fairy, who seemed created out of chocolate.

Such a gift to the city made one of the world's largest food producers, whose chocolate factory is the main enterprise Protection.

In the competition for the design pedestal attended by more than 20 masters of the city of Vladimir and St Petersburg. As a result, its creator became a sculptor Ilya Vladimir Shanin, winner of the European competition figures out of the sand, whose works are exhibited in cities throughout Germany, Austria and Belgium. According to the sculptor, to create a monument to himself inspired chocolate.

"I was inspired by chocolate: I had a lot of eating, unwrapped from the wrapper and looked at him as a model. I decided to create a monument in the image of the fairies, because I wanted to bring to his mystique and mystery," - said Shanin.

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