Fans want Michael Jackson monument in Moscow

Updated: Aug 30, 2012, 08:42 AM IST

Moscow: Russian fans of Michael Jackson are collecting money to unveil a three-metre-tall monument to the late King of Pop.

The project`s curator, Svetlana Larina, said that so far, fans have collected 300,000 rubles (around $9,300) out of the one million rubles ($31,000) needed to erect the monument.

Russian artist Maxim Popov has designed the statue, featuring a dancing Michael Jackson with his hand raised.

The statue will be cast in bronze. It was, however, not clear where exactly the monument will be placed.

Michael Jackson died at a Los Angeles hospital in 2010 after suffering a cardiac arrest and going into a coma.