Relatively recently, on May 24, 2007, a monument to the great writer Mikhail Sholokhov was built on Gogolevsky Boulevard. The author is a sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. In Moscow, this is the second monument to Sholokhov - in 2002, the first was installed on Volzhsky Boulevard.
The monument is a bronze sculptural composition: the writer sits on the oars in the boat, and with horses behind him. They seem to spread in different directions. As conceived by the author, this symbolizes the division into "white" and "red" during the civil war of the early 20th century. However, one foal is at a loss: does not know which direction to take.
The history of the creation of the monument dates back to the 80s of the 20th century, when a competition was announced for the design of the monument to the famous writer Mikhail Sholokhov. Sculptor Julian Rukavishnikov won the competition. He wanted the monument to be installed on Zubovskaya Square. However, the project was suspended. Only 20 years later, the son of Julian Rukavishnikov, Alexander, returned to the project of his father, finalizing it.
The monument is located near the metro station Kropotkinskaya: exit to Gogol Boulevard. Walk along the boulevard to the house Sivtsev Vrazhek, 10.