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Most monuments to communism have been removed. This one has survived. Pays tribute to Cuban support during the war against Somalia. Impressive space that is pleasant to visit. Fountains weren't working and didn't look like they had worked for a long time. Perhaps the most...More
This monument in downtown Addis Ababa is a testament to the communist reign in the country that was defeated and now the country is ruled by the President and the office of the Prime Minister.
While we were there, the very first visit of the...More
Mrs. Seble Teweldebirhan an Addis Ababa based Reporter for Ezega.com and Communication Director is herewith credited for her comprehensive report from May 3, 2012 (Ezega.com) with the title "Tiglachin, Mengistu Hailemariam Justifying His Rule". Quote: The book by Ethiopian former military leader Mengistu Hailemariam, Tiglachin,...More
It is also the title of Mengistu's memoires: our struggle. Though if you read the book it is more about his struggle and justification of his role. Mengistu's image is also clearly visible on the reliëfs. The monument is testament to the events in 1970s...More
It rained when we visited, so we didn't walk around long. It's in a small park, next to a main road in Addis Ababa. If you pass it, nice to have seen. I wouldn't make a detour to see it if you haven't read up...More
Classic Soviet style. Monuments are situated in a nicely gated garden which is a good place to find a shade and kill your time. Beware of the street kids outside the gate though, they work in pairs and are after your valuables in the pockets...More
Interesting Soviet-style memorial to the Ethio-Somali war of 1977-78. Built by North Korea. Worth briefly seeing if you are passing through central Addis - adds variety to the city centre and should be maintained. Free entry.