“I knew Bohdan Sylvestrovych [Stupka] for many years. He was a great
actor. He was able to transform – it’s a rare quality. He was a
brilliant actor… We need to take steps to perpetuate his memory,” he
said in a phone-in session with the readers of the Komsomolskaya Pravda v
Ukraine newspaper in Kyiv on Monday.
Azarov said that the best place for the construction of the monument
would be the area near Ivanko Franko Theater in Kyiv, where Stupka
worked for many years.
He suggested that the construction of such a monument could be funded
by the state, but added that it would be better if it were to be built
“at the expense of the people’s funds.”