In Moscow, with the assistance of RMU, a memorial plague was opened to the composer Arkady Ostrovsky
The official ceremony of opening a memorial plaque to the composer, Honored Artist of the RSFSR Arkady Ostrovsky took place on June 1, 2021, on Children’s Day, in Moscow at the address: 13, Gazetny Pereulok Street, Building 1. Arkady Ostrovsky lived in that house for 10 years – from 1956 to 1967.
The authors of the memorial plaque are sculptor Andrey Zabaluev and architect Mikhail Korsi. The bronze circle encloses a portrait bas-relief of the composer at the piano and a musical line from the famous song “May there always be the Sun!” Arkady Ostrovsky wrote it in 1962 on the verses of Lev Oshanin. This song won the first prize at the International Song Festival in Sopot and became a symbol of the struggle for peace.
The opening ceremony of the memorial was held by Russian Union of Composers with the participation of Russian Musical Union, the Eurasian Council of Composers and Music Figures, Russian Jewish Congress, the Transcontinental Media Company and the Department of Cultural Heritage of the city of Moscow.