The letter and the epoch inspired Russian painter Ilya Repin to create a painting “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire”. In the summer of 1888 he visited Kuban in order to collect material in the authentic environment of Kuban Cossacks, who are descendants of Zaporozhian Cossacks. After that I. Repin completed his 11-year work on the canvas, which was recognized as a masterpiece of Russian historical painting of ХIХ century.
120 years later the sculpture based on this painting was erected in Krasnodar in Krasnaya street. The idea belongs to Krasnodar Administration. The author is sculptor Valeriy Pchelin.