One of the authors of the monumet is the Toropets school head assistant A. Neelov. A. Tikhotsy - a Ricord's descendant, also likes the monument (on photo 3 he is on the left side, Neelov is on the right side). A part of the opening ceremony can be seen in photo 4 and on the Toropets site. It's necessary to notice that the monumet has influenced some city traditions. Newly wedded couples visit the monument after it's opening. The local Museum is also grateful to the monument as it's situated in front of the museum and attracts attention of the people visiting the city of Toropets. Now they are not going by the Museum.