The sculpture "Diver-Lighthouse" on Pushkin Embankment in Gorky Park was opened on May 5, 2016 - on the day of the diver.
The author of the sculpture is artist Leonid Tishkov, who was guided by the conceptual idea of the famous Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina.
Vera Mukhina, inspired by the image of the "conqueror of the elements", conceived an unusual sculpture of a diver 40 meters high, which would also be a beacon. Unfortunately, avant-garde idea of Mukhina was not carried out.
Leonid Tishkov’s Diver-Lighthouse which was installed on Pushkinskaya Embankment of Gorky Park, was made in a much smaller scale (about 3 meters), but has all the attributes of a real beacon: a rhythmically flashing lamp is lit in its helmet, which lights up with the city lighting. The bronze diver is made in the style of the 1930s, and the shape and black and white color of the pedestal are inspired by the Kyz-Aul lighthouse, which stands on the Kerch demi-island.
Besides, this is the first monument to divers in Moscow.
The sculpture "Diver-lighthouse" is located on the Pushkin Embankment of the Moscow River in Gorky Park. Park Kultury and Oktyabrskaya metro stations.