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“interesting...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tiglachin Memorial

Tiglachin Memorial
Churchill Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #17 of 19 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“interesting...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Interesting USSR-like monument in the center of Addis... nothing special, but nice to see. Near that monument is main post-office building with postal museum, might be interesting for philatelists...

Visited October 2013
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“North Koreans present to Mengistu - totally overgrown and neglected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

As i have travelled in Korea North its a very well done copy of many monuments you find there.
Currently, completely out of use and fully neglected., we went and did not feel unsecure but certainly a lot of ""guides"" propose their services, you do not need them, but drop one of them a fe birr, they live there and need it and then you do not get beggared.

Small add-on, are the names and fotos of Kuban soldiers killed in Ethiopia, approx 80.

Visited September 2013
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south africa
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“White people not allowed here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

we visited the monument. A beggar who asked us for money, told us white people are not allowed at the monument. The waterfountains are broken, mosaic is chipped off, and the gardens are in a sad state.

Visited May 2013
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“Sobering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

a reminder to the brutality of one man's quest for power and the thousands of people who he murdered. Currently living under another dictator's roof (Zimbabwe) - Mengistu should live to meet his court.

Visited April 2013
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“really odd”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This could well be a monument from Mao Tse Tung or Stalin, a bizarre reminder of a horrific time in Ethiopia when radical socialists took over the country and directly and indirectly killed millions of people. I am yet to get a convincing answer from an Ethiopian on why they don't bulldoze it.

Visited December 2012
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