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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2016
Дмитрий Ш
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While not to the grand scale of many Russian WWII memorials, yet this one is rather poignant. It encompasses the huge toll that the Soviet Union suffered during the war, to a degree that I don't think that many in the West even realize.

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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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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