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In the Kemerovo region, select the monument to the potato

January 18 2008
13:35

In the Kemerovo region decided to establish a monument to potato. The idea to establish an unusual monument in the Mariinsky area arose from the fact that the Mariinsky is home to a bumper harvest of potatoes. Seventy years ago, a link of one of the area farms collected from one hectare of land in 1217 quintals potatoes, setting a world record. Four years ago, the municipal authorities have announced a design competition among the craftsmen. The winning design of the local folk masters Alexandra Panova. The basis of the composition - potato tuber, however makes his way from the cracked earth. The height of the monument, which is expected to be made of granite, will be no more than a meter. This year, the UN announced that its Year of the Potato, the monument has finally decided to install it. Already know the estimated installation location - village Kiya Mariinsky District. However, according to spokeswoman Helen Pyanchenko Mariinsk administration, funds for the monument, which according to preliminary calculations, is 250 thousand rubles, has not yet been found. Recently it was reported that a businessman-potato farmers, who asked to remain anonymous, has offered an initiative to donate the administration of 100 thousand rubles for the construction of the monument.

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