The path of life and wind brought the victory and the monetary prize to craftspeople from Khabarovsk
15:13 8 декабря 2018
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The work by craftspeople from Khabarovsk Maksim Korol and Polina Shpagina “The path of life – the path of wind” became the winner of the 15th International festival of ice sculptures “Polar Rhapsody”. For Maksim and Polina the victory became unexpected.
“We were very surprised, because we have never taken the first places in visiting contests”, as they said.
While working they had to improvise and to change the composition. According to Maksim, the work is a little different from the sketch, but in general it is a success.
The second place was taken by craftspeople from China with the work “Apsara blessing the town on the Polar Circle”.
The composition by craftspeople from Yamal Natalia Taligina and Radion Bekshenyov “The wise man Fu-hsi riding a polar bear” received the bronze award.
The winners and prizewinners were awarded with diplomas, medals and monetary prizes: 160 thousand rubles for the first place, 120 thousand rubles for the second place and 90 thousand rubles for the third place.
The festival took place in Salekhard from the 30th of November to the 8th of December. This year themes of ice sculptures were dedicated to the Year of Russian-Chinese regional cooperation “Russia – China. One Belt, One Road”. Craftspeople from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and China participated in the contest. During 10 days they strived for surprising residents and guests of the town with their ice sculptures. According to the idea, each work should reflect culture or history, a fairy-tale, myths and legends of China.
The photos can be found here: https://sever-press.ru/2018/12/08/put-zhizni-i-vetra-prinjos-habarovskim-masteram-pobedu-i-horoshij-denezhnyj-priz/