The most touching and memorable speech was delivered by the singer, the widow of the great artist. "Muslim has not left … With us is his magnificent voice, his infinite human warmth" - Tamara Sinyavskaya.
On September 15, 2011, in the center of Moscow, the grand opening of the monument to the memory of the outstanding Soviet, Azerbaijani and Russian singer and composer Muslim Magomayev took place. The monument by the People's Artist of Russia, a member of the Presidential Commission on Culture Alexander Rukavishnikov was installed in the park at the intersection of Voznesensky and Eliseevsky lanes, not far from the house where the great musician lived and worked.
The opening of the monument was held with the support of the Muslim Magomayev Cultural and Musical Heritage Foundation, established by the President of CJSC CROCUS Aras Agalarov. The ceremony was attended by the widow of the great musician - People's Artist of the USSR, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Tamara Sinyavskaya; Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Policy Lyudmila Shvetsova; Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Garayev; the author of the architectural and sculptural ensemble dedicated to Muslim Magomayev, Alexander Rukavishnikov; People's Artist of the USSR Elena Obraztsova, as well as close friends and admirers of the talent of the great singer - Aras and Emin Agalarov, actor Yevgeny Gerasimov, singer Larisa Dolina, TV presenter Yuri Nikolaev, singer Bedros Kirkorov, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Lela Alieva and many others. Lyudmila Shvetsova and Aras Agalarov opened a new monument, cutting the traditional red ribbon, and People's Artist of Russia Svyatoslav Belza became the host of the ceremony. “We called Muslim and still call it a megastar of our Soviet stage. Muslim Magometovich said that Azerbaijan is his father and Russia is his mother. He passed away almost 3 years ago, and today we once again honored his blessed memory,”said Lyudmila Shvetsova after the opening ceremony.
The most touching and memorable speech was delivered by the widow of the great artist, singer Tamara Ilyinichna Sinyavskaya: “Low bow to all people who keep the memory of Muslim in their hearts. I would like to express my gratitude to those people who have invested their hearts, strength, and financial resources in the creation of this magnificent monument. On August 17, 1942, God gave us Muslim, and at the same time, like a good fairy, gave him a big beautiful bag of talents, which Muslim carried through his whole life, generously gifting all people around. I know many people all over the world who remember, love, listen to him, whom he still endows with his talent. We were born, met and fell in love with each other, and then what happened happened - Muslim ascended into heaven. I know that now he looks at all of us from above, and stays with us forever. He went into that very blue eternity that he wrote about in his song. " Several hundred admirers of the great singer gathered in a quiet corner of a small square in the center of Moscow, and the granite pedestal on which the Magomayev monument was erected was already buried in flowers just a few minutes after the opening.
Muslim Magomayev "Blue Eternity"