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Russia's singing grannies to get monument

Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM

IZHEVSK, Russia, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Russian city announced it will erect a monument to a group of eight grandmothers who took second place in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Izhevsk officials announced Wednesday the Buranovskie Babushki, eight grandmothers who formed a folk-pop group and took the No. 2 spot at the Eurovision Song Contest May 26 of last year, will be honored with a monument in the city, RIA Novosti reported.

The monument project is being overseen by a commission of bureaucrats, architects, sculptors, scientists and artists, officials said.

Udmurtia Republic President Alexander Volkov issued a decree in July declaring May 26 as the region's Day of the Grandmother in honor of the women's accomplishment.

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