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In Russia there will be a monument to potato

January 20 2008

In the city of Kemerovo region Mariinsk will erect a monument to ordinary potatoes. The idea of this monument came 4 years ago - under unusual circumstances.

The fact that in the year in the Mariinsky District not only celebrated its 80 anniversary, but also broke the world record for gathering potatoes.

The monument project was developed by national artists Alexander Panov. The basis of his compositions - potato tuber, makes his way from the cracked earth, the press service of regional administration. Height of the monument - not more than a meter. The material will be used granite.

According to preliminary estimates, for the manufacture and installation takes about 250 thousand rubles. By the way, the United Nations declared 2008 the Year of the potato, reports

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