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Stolypin to Get Statue

City Hall's architecture committee has approved a plan for a sculpture of pre-revolutionary statesman Pyotr Stolypin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2012, Interfax reported.

Stolypin was noted for both tightening political screws and promoting liberal economic reforms, especially in agriculture. He was assassinated in 1911, and his reforms were cut short by World War I.

Authorities have yet to decide on the sculptor, location and funding for the statue.

(MT)

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