The monument had the wrong proportions.
In the Serbian capital, Belgrade, dismantled the monument to the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, mounted in the street bearing his name. Appeared in the city a few days ago the monument had been criticized in social networks because of their ridiculous proportions, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to the channel 112.
The dismantling, said the city Manager of Belgrade, Goran Vesic in Facebоok after meeting with the customers Fund the business of the brothers Karic.
“I had a meeting today with representatives of the Fund “Karic Brothers” in connection with the installation of the monument to Gagarin in New Belgrade, which caused different comments of the public. We noted that in the course of its design has not fulfilled the requirements of the Fund as of the customer, and the approval process appearance have not been included neither the Belgrade nor the office for the protection of monuments of culture, nor the culture,” wrote the Vesic.
Now the location of the monument was only a massive pedestal with the inscription “Yuri Gagarin” in Serbian.
Bust of Yuri Gagarin, the city government ordered last year – it was erected on the street named after him and inaugurated at the end of last week.
But something went wrong: it turned out that the bust of Gagarin is not suitable in size to the pedestal on which it was installed. As a result of earth man of normal growth was visible only part of Gagarin’s head, watching as if from behind balcony railings.
“The only way to see the bust – launch yourself into the sky,” wrote the Serbian website Noizz.
“Although it is rather symbolic, common sense solution does not possess,” commented a monument to the writer Ivan Stoyanov.
The monument was erected in the night, without ceremony, writes Noizz. One of his first strange appearance said the owner of the Twitter account Cenzura published photos of the sculpture with the caption “Oh no”.
Social media users ridiculed the monument.