a section from a panorama of Preah Suramarit National Theatre 2007


Who made the sculpture?

There is a hammer and sickle on top of the sculpture,
I need to get a better image to get the text translated.
Chhim Sothy calls it Sputnik, a gift from the Soviet Union. The photo taken by Mathieu Ravaux or Jean-Michel Gallet before the fire 1994?
The lower photo was shown at the Riverside Path outside Chaktomuk in January 2020, photos from Bophana archives. Project 40 Phnom Penh.
I'm interested in this sculpture as I consider it to have been the only (bigger) contemporary public sculpture I have seen in Cambodia. And of course any info on sculptor, when it was erected etc..

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