Mikhail Anikushin

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Mikhail Konstantinovitch Anikushin (Russian: Михаил Константинович Аникушин; (19 September 1917, Moscow – 18 May 1997, Saint Petersburg) a famous Soviet Russian sculptor. Among his most famous works are a monument to Alexander Pushkin at Pushkinskaya Station of the Saint Petersburg Metro (1954), a monument to Alexander Pushkin at Arts Square in Saint Petersburg (1957), a monument to Vladimir Lenin at Moskovskaya Square in Saint Petersburg.

A minor planet 3358 Anikushin discovered by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh in 1978 is named after him.[1]

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