Pavel Bondarenko

Bondarenko, Pavel Ivanovich


Born Dec. 22, 1917, in Dnepropetrovsk. Soviet sculptor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1978); corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1975). Member of the CPSU since 1942.

Bondarenko graduated from the I. E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in Leningrad in 1949. He studied under M. G. Manizer and V. V. Lishev. Bondarenko collaborated with other sculptors on the monument to V. I. Lenin in Sevastopol’ (bronze and granite, 1957) and a cycle of reliefs depicting scenes from revolutionary history (plaster, 1949; State Prize of the USSR, 1950). Bondarenko also took part in the building of the Lenin Memorial (1967–70) in Ul’ianovsk.

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The museum houses a multitude of paraphernalia from the period including remnants of Checkpoint Charlie, the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall in the USA, a ten-foot bronze sculpture of Lenin by the Russian artist Pavel Bondarenko, extensive surveillance equipment and the personal papers and prison transcript of the notorious East German leader, Erich Honecker.
Highlights from the collection include a ten-foot bronze sculpture of Lenin by the preeminent Russian artist Pavel Bondarenko, a complete set of the East German newspaper Neues Deutschland, and the personal papers, notes, and the Moabit prison manuscript of Erich Honecker, the notorious leader of East Germany.