Sculptor V. Piliper had started to work on his version of a tombstone to A.P. Kibalnikov to be installed in Novodevichy cemetery; he invited Valentina Alexandrovna Kibalnikova to his artistic studio for the first viewing of his work.
Within the next few days, Margarita Siourina collected signatures of the pressure group members who could not take part in the memorial evening on February, 15. Among others, the Group was joined by:
- Honoured Artist of Russia, President of International Academy of Culture and Arts Piotr Timofeyevichch Stronsky
- People’s Teacher of Russia Maria Andreevna Komleva
- People’s Artist of Russia, sculptor Vladimir Sourovtsev
- Daughter and heiress of People’s Artist of the USSR A.P. Kibalnikov, Ms Valentina Alexandrovna Kibalnikova.
On February 15, the Great Fast started.