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Address: Churchill Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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"I remember this place while i was a kid"

This place was very wonderful, colorful, delightful and clean but now it is like a sheet. Hope were ever we are who ever we are, we should keep our country so clean. I feel sorry... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Abiy T
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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I feel so sad seeing this Sovjet monument in Addis, knowing all the bad the Derg terror regime did to the people of Ethiopia.

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Thank MorHol66
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place was very wonderful, colorful, delightful and clean but now it is like a sheet. Hope were ever we are who ever we are, we should keep our country so clean. I feel sorry for the past regime that make suffer to the people of Ethiopia but this Memorial belongs to the people now the present regime also should... More 

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Thank Abiy T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

You should see this memorial as it is one of the largest in the city. This memorial is easily reachable by taxi from any part of the city.

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Thank JohnB7987
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This memorials was once a beautiful place to visit, but it has been neglected for quite some time. It is recently undergoing some sort of renovation, so I hope it will gain back some of its glory. The sculpture and art work is quite amazing, and certainly worth a visit

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Thank derejeb
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This monument commemorates the Ethiopian and Cuban soldiers killed in the 1977-78 Ethiopian-Somali Ogaden war. Although it reflects the communist/Soviet architecture of the Derg of Mengistu, it is wrongly associated with this regime.

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Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Its a memorial, like many others nice if you wish to take in that sort of thing. For many others it may not be. I enjoy this type of thing but my wife for example thinks its so boring. This one is nice but nothing special about it. I would only go if you have nothing else to do in... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Its a memorial built by the earlier military govt.in memory of soldiers who topled the Emperors regime.It doesn't have much significance right now.It just is near the Black lion hospital.Nothing much to see.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Addis is a beautiful city and visiting those historical and religious places is a must. one long day is sufficient.

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Halkidiki Region, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We visited this location on two separate occasions and the gates were locked. The first time we visited the area directly in front of the memorial were you gain access to the gate had hundreds of young boys playing soccer in front of it and we literally had to dodge balls to get to the gate to find out we... More 

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Thank Leeanne G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This Tiglachin monument was erected in memory of members of the heroic Ethiopian defense forces, who repulsed with Cuban support the aggressive Somali army. Behind the statue, there is the Black Lion Hospital, a name adopted from that of young Holeta Military Academy

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