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She died a widow of Victor Tsoi. What will happen to the monument of rock legends?

June 28 2005

Not so long ago, fans remembered a talented rock musician Viktor Tsoi , the leader of the "Cinema", which is considered an idol for several generations of young people. June 21 it would be filled in 1943, if not an accident 15 years ago in which Choi was tragically killed.

And now came another sad news, which reported a close family friend George Gunitskii. June 27 after a long and serious illness died the widow of Victor - Mariana Choi.

Since 1982, she worked as administrator of the group "Kino". February 4, 1984 Victor and Marian were married. A few years before the death of Coy their alliance fell apart, but the couple continued to officially married. They have a twenty-year son, Alexander.

Right to the legacy of Victor Tsoi Mariana divided in half with his parents.

Mariana originally tried to keep the memory of Victor. For example, St. Petersburg musician Ricochet (ex-object of ridicule ") produced the CD" Viktor Tsoi. Sorrow, "where recorded 12 dance remakes and remixes which combined with vocals Tsoi. In 2000, this album was the sales leader, and Ricochet after her husband became Mary. Together they have released yet another project - a tribute to "Kino"

A couple of months ago, she made peace with the remaining members of the "Cinema". Since 2001, musicians were trying to assert their rights to their songs. As a result, Mariana recognized their entitlements on the arrangements and melodies of songs Tsoi, referring to the fact that the health condition prevents her to grueling litigation.

Unfortunately, due to progressive disease Mariana did not wait the moment when Moscow will be a monument to Victor Tsoi. A month ago the Commission on monumental art in the Moscow City Council decided to erect a monument in the "University".

Author sculpture - Alex Blagovestnov. This work - this is his thesis project, which he defended in 2002 to excellent. Viktor Tsoi is depicted riding a motorcycle in "Java", barefoot and wearing dark glasses. If you look at a monument on top, it has the shape of a cross. The length of the bike is made in full size.

"The monument he did on the sensations. That is some pictures he had seen, but by the Victor has never met - told Marian. - Alex himself asked for help from Sergei Alexandrovich Solovyov, who liked the sketch of the monument. "

However, according to film director Sergei Solovyov, the initiators of the monument to Victor Tsoi can not achieve the consent of authorities Gagarin district of Moscow. Local residents also did not welcome the idea. They suggest that the monument will be built around an informal youth, sharing a bottle of beer and vodka. "In addition, they fear that the monument, where Choi was sitting on a motorcycle, bikers will gather" - said Solovyov.

The film director said that "proponents of the monument faced with a small-town approach to addressing the issue," monument "does not need Choi, and let us know if the monument can not be set from Tsoi not lose anything, worse for us and those who are just entering into life" . "We have not decided what we will do, but in any case would not give up the idea for the monument," - he concluded the press conference on June 21.

Константин Дятлов

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