The famous weigtlifter lived in Kotlas in the beddining of the 20th century. May 2016 was 120th anniversary of his birthday. During all his life he shared love with people and was devoted to his activity. The fate prepared for him great victories and people’s admiration, experience of grieving and pain of isolation. He had a strong body, a powerful spirit and a generous heart, his name was Vasiliy Shul.
The memorial sign is a tribute of the citizens of Kotlas to their famous compatriot. The memorial place has the form of the circus arena, where Vasily Shul permormed. The granite stone stands in the centre, symbolizing “the man-chunk” with the strong body and great power. On the stove there is an anvil with the hammer in memory of the circus performance, when viewers could forge a coin on the weigtlifter ‘s chest.
The authors of the project are the creative group of Kotlas artists “The Portal of the aesthetics” (The Slibos family, the Titovs family, the Gorbunovs family and A. Levchegov).
The monument stands on the crossroad of the Melentyev street and the Ordzhonikidze street, opposite the Kotlas Culture palace, near the Kotlas Pedagogical college.