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Yekaterinburg War Memorial

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

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An interesting experience

The war memorial is an ok visit. It can be preety interesting if you can get an english-speaking guide! Loved the black iron pavilion from the 17th century. Worth a shot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The war memorial is an ok visit. It can be preety interesting if you can get an english-speaking guide! Loved the black iron pavilion from the 17th century. Worth a shot.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

While traveling across Russia as part of a Trans Siberian Train Experience from Moscow to Vladivostok, we stopped in Yekaterinburg for a day of sightseeing. Our guide took us to this site which memorializes those who lost their life while fighting with the Russian Army in Afghanistan. It is one of the major memorials in town. As a Vet myself... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife, myself and youngest son spent two weeks in the city and adjoining countryside. It is a fascinating city, steeped in Russian History with many first class museums to explainand inform visitors. The city centre is pleasing to walk especiall along the river and 'sea.' Shopping was exciting as well especially in the pedestrianised areas. We went to the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This monument is located outside the main avenues or turistic venues but is the most moving, touching sculpture of the many I've seen as war memorials. It is a monument on the soldiers/militars who fought in Afganistan. It is several meters high, so, impressive in itself, and shows a soldier, with a weapon, a rifle, in one hand and his... More 

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Canberra
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum seems to have closed. There are some artifacts outside on display, but the grounds are in a sad state of neglect. Walk past and have a look at the armor and artillery on display.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Worth a look if you are nearby but more if a personal chance for reflection than anything grandiose to look at. Good to see many of the lesser known campaigns remembered and those who died far from home.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

It is a touching memorial and the square includes a fountain. You don't need very much time here. If you are in the town it is worth a stop but don't get your hopes up.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

One of the best war memorials I have visited. Obviously, by the flowers left, a very living testament to the loss of life that war brings

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Yekaterinburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This place and this monument makes all cry, when thinking about "Why do people need war???"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2005

It's worth the short walk away from the main street to see this memorial to those who died in Russia's war with Afghanistan. It's unusual to see a large memorial like this to the Afghan war, and it's also unusual to see a memorial in Russia with such a simplle, realistic representation of a soldier. Its simplicity made it all... More 

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