In an interview with Comic Book ResourcesDragotta recalled:
Moscow Yul Brynner Park was opened on September 28th,when his statue was inaugurated in front of the house where he was born at 15 Aleutskaya St.
This project took six years of planning and preparation before the granite for the ten-foot statue was transported to Vladivostok from a quarry in China a thousand miles away; appropriate, since Yul spent much of his childhood in China after his family fled Soviet Russia.
Sculptor Alexei Bokiy, with whom I had begun discussing the monument inunderstood well the enormous challenge confronting him in carving such a very famous face and figure out of a single block of stone. The City of Vladivostok that now owns the land in front of "Dom Bryner" contributed the grounds for the park, and financed the landscaping and architectural design.
At night, along with the glow of the s street lights, the statue is illuminated by spotlights as Yul Brynner himself was throughout his long career. The Brynners in Far East Russia" was published in Setting out on the book tour. Book signing at the Far East Federal University.
The Patriarch honored and blessed the event with an Orthodox choir. The Vladivostok International Film Festival "Pacific Meridian," September This perspective of Vladivostok helps explain its unusual topography, from the large Amur Bay to the right and the inlet called the Golden Horn on the left, around which sits the heart of the city.
The unique topography of the city is easier to understand from the view in Google Earth. I had the pleasure of meeting the U. He especially wanted to see the statue of my father in front of the Bryner residence, where Yul was born in Anbassador Tefft was determined to photograph me with the statue for his wife, a longtime fan.
By now I lope up the blue carpet. Apparently, my dance moves were newsworthy. With actress Thuy Anh, from Hanoi, and film-maker Vanessa Danielson, who was presenting a brilliant short film, "Guests," directed by her husband. My job, as the official talisman for the Film Festival, includes welcoming the guests.
This year the luminous British actress Julia Ormond attended our Festival. The admirable and delightful Julia Ormond has made many films in Russia but never visited Vladivostok before.
Julia Ormond is in the front row left. Amur Bay from my hotel window. The boardwalk in Vladivostok on a warm, autumn Sunday afternoon. The Far East Federal University, with 20, students, is the only academic institution I know with its own bottled water.
An officer of the Russian merchant navy. Local artist Roman Goloseev painted this beautiful canvass for me, with many of my favorite images of Vladivostok.
Standing on the Sidimi peninsula across Amur Bay from Vladivostok, where the Bryner country estate was. In the background is one of the lighthouses that Jules Bryner built in the s. With my "Russian brother" Sasha Doluda, who first invited me to Vladivostok in The date "" over our heads is on a structure at the estate where my father Yul first went swimming, a decade later.
This was the family home of Turgenev, where the novelist spent his childhood.Prof.
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