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Great War Memorial

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Address: Belgorodskoye Highway, Kharkiv, Ukraine

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This is a lovely memorial surrounded by forest. I found it quite moving walking down the path between the trees. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely memorial surrounded by forest. I found it quite moving walking down the path between the trees. Well worth a visit.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Typical seems like such a lame word to use, but in terms of Ukraine, this is very typical. Nearly every Ukrainian village/town/city has a WW2 memorial, many of them really big. I like the somber feeling, the way people actually take time to think about and honour what happened. There are several side memorials as you walk down the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

If you want to see interesting War Memorial with silence and nice forests around this is your place. There is an alltime burning fire front of the "Mother" statue.

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Thank Pekka H
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very touching and spiritual place! If you want to show your respect and jsut retrospect, a nice place to be! Very peaceful! Great experience!

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Thank Onarollgirl
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This memorial is somber in the purpose, the grounds are kept beautiful. There are stone walks leading to trails if you enjoy walking in forest.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Starting from the road an impressive pink granit paved alley shows you the way to the Memorial itself . The place is solemn and instantly commands attention and respect , A special touch by the designer of the place is the sound - intented to be the sound of a heart - augments the already impressive atmosphere of the place

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Thank Andrei F
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Well worth visiting. Quite a moving experience and important to visit and remember part of history in the Ukraine.

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Thank Michael C
Shelby, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was impressed by the history of this place. Many things I did not know as a westerner coming here. I would definitely recommend this place to see

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited back in Oct 2013 when it wasn't nearly as dangerous, this great memorial was dedicated to those who perished during the Nazi-Soviet war back in 1941. Kharkov, as a hero city, had many civilians who were either killed or captured by the Nazis(( That was quite historical. As a commeration of our heroes, this memorial was created. Wonderful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Especially if you like ants. This was in October. But beautiful in the forest. WW2 monuments themselves are...very Soviet. Stony. Serious. They have caretakers who will scold you for climbing up the stairs for a photo next to the bas relief monument. Saying people are buried there, you're walking on their graves! Hmm... Is that why they put steps there?... More 

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