The St. Cyril and St. Methodius Monument on the Slavyanskaya (Slavic) Square was inaugurated in the spring of 1992. Kirill and Mephody were two Greek missionaries and brothers brothers who lived in the 9th century and created a Slavic alphabet, for which they were later considered to be Saints Equal to the Apostles . They are believed to be founders of the Slavic written language and culture and are revered in all Slavic countries. The artist, of the monument, the sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov tells that, when the Kirill and Mephody Monument was erected, there was a icon-lamp burning in a small corner at the pedestal. However, later it had to be removed, because it had been repeatedly gunshots were fired at. The bulletproof glass that protected the icon-lamp was covered in cracks. Fortunately, the icon-lamp itself was not damaged, but it had to be taken to the church building. However, even the empty niche of the pedestal was later fired at again. The sculptor’s believes that the Russian sacred objects seem to be upsetting somebody.