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Yekaterinburg War Memorial

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Address: Sovetskoy Armii Square, Yekaterinburg, Russia
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This monument honors soldiers who died in Russia's Afghan War.

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We had a whistle stop here just to take photos but it was very thought provoking and very nice to see that these soldiers are remembered.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anita2309
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a whistle stop here just to take photos but it was very thought provoking and very nice to see that these soldiers are remembered.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have seen many war memorials around the world but this one is quite moving as it remembers recent history. Worth a visit if just to think for a while.

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Toronto
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was surprised to learn that this memorial was built by the mothers of the war dead in the Afghanistan and Chechnya wars. It was their own fundraising that paid for the memorial and not a government project. Too often memorials tend to glorify the military campaign(s) rather than the devastating losses of families of the military and in particular... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Another Russian War Memorial, but like all Russian War Memorials extremely well and tastefully done. What does make this memorial different is that commemorates those who died in the disastrous Afghan war as opposed to WWII. Moving ambience about the place.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This monument is nothing special. But its located in a nice small park. There are a few trees and some nice places to site. I think its worth at least one visit.

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Kent
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

A very unusual monument which is strangely emotional. You must go and see it. Spend a few minutes reflecting on what it symbolises

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Thank CazTKent
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I don't know why, but when I visited there I felt pretty sad right the way. All of sudden I felt for those who lost their families in war. When I left this place, I prayed for peace in my heart.

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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Here they have the ability to make impressive memorials. In my country especially the new ones memorials/statues are strange, you do not know what they stand for unlike here. This one was touching. You should go and see it.

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I wouldn't like to say that this place is one of the greatest places in this city, but I'm glad that we have such monuments. This war isn't so popular and we remember it quite seldom. In Yekaterinburg this monument looks even bigger than monument of the Second World War victims.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

A memorial I will always remember. Sombre and reflective thoughts in recognition of the millions of brave men and women who lost their lives trying to make this world a better place. God bless them all!

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