The local government of the Udmurtian Republic of Russia announced today that a monument honoring the Buranovskiye Babushki will be set in late May in the city of Izhevsk. A special commission of artists, architects and sculptors has been formed to supervise the creation process and the installation of the monument in the capital of Udmurtia.
This isn’t the first honor received by the grandmothers from Buranovo after they placed 2nd in the grand final of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In July 2012, Alexandr Volkov, the Udmurtia Republic President, signed a decree making the day of 26 May as the ‘Day of the Grandmother’ in the region.
The Buranovskiye Babushki are a group of grandmothers from the village of Buranovo who decided to sing for helping in the construction of a church in their village. Their first Eurovision experience took place in 2010 when they competed in the Russian national final with a song called “Dlinnaja-Dlinnaja beresta I kak sdelat iz nee aishon” (“Very long birch bark and how to turn it into a turban”) finishing 3rd. Two years later they tried their luck again and this time they went on representing the Russian Federation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Their song “Party for everybody” placed 2nd in the grand final of 2012.