VLADIVOSTOK, September 23. /TASS/. Russia’s first monument to the inspectors opened on Saturday in the city of Ussuriysk Primorsky Krai. Told about this TASS in the press service of the far Eastern branch of ANO “Center “Amur tiger”.

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“On Saturday near a building of administration of the Ussuri urban district of Primorsky Krai took place the opening ceremony of the sculptural composition “Monument to the employee of Goskomrezerva. It was the first in Russia dedicated to the people standing on guard of the nature”, – said the representative of the organization.

The sculpture depicts the hunting management Department of the employee who has sat down on a log with a small cub on his hands. The author of the monument – a seaside sculpture Peter Chegodaev, already known for established in Vladivostok monuments to Vladimir Vysotsky, the founder of judo and Alexander Solzhenitsyn .

“Every day staff Goskomrezerva perform difficult and dangerous work, being at the forefront in the fight against poaching. Ensuring order in the forest, they often risked their health and sometimes lives. Only for the current year in the far East there were at least three attacks on inspectors,” – commented the representative of ANO “Center “Amur tiger” the decision about setting of the composition.

The opening of the monument is part of the traditional celebration of Primorye tiger Day. So, after its opening in Ussuriysk started dedicated to the tiger Day festival of dance environmental teams. With the participation of 27 teams from higher, secondary and professional educational institutions of the city. In addition, the winners will be announced in the contests of environmental suits “Tiger fashion”, drawings and signs reading “Save the tiger”, photos, “the Master of Ussuri taiga”, decorative-applied creativity “the Siberian tiger”.