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Monument to Soviet rock legend Viktor Tsoi unveiled in Almaty

AKIPRESS.COM - A monument to Soviet rock legend Viktor Tsoi has been unveiled in Almaty, Kazakhstan the second such memorial to him in the Central Asian country, RFE/RL reported.

A member of the late musician's Kino rock group, Yury Kasparyan, prominent Kazakh film director Rashid Nugmanov, and Almaty Mayor Bauyrzhan Baibek attended a ceremony unveiling the memorial on June 21.

Tsoi and his group, Kino, were extremely popular in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

His songs stand as symbols of the hopes for freedom and political change.

Tsoi, who was of Korean-Russian origin, died in a car crash in the then-Soviet republic of Latvia on August 15, 1990, at age 28.

Tsoi wrote many of the songs in his final album in Almaty in 1988, and his father was born in Kazakhstan.

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