The Tank Monument
The Tank Monument
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Paul B
Exeter, UK48 contributions
Clambering up and getting your photo taken astride the gun has to be the iconic image of Transnistria, but you need to be lucky to find a time when it's not being monopolised by kids. Can only be a matter of time before commercial photographers recognise the opportunity, but I suppose visitor numbers need to significantly increase to make it worth while. Do it now!
Written September 5, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,233 contributions
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Interesting dystopic sight, the tank in front of the small church with the golden roof. Spoiler: it is not the only tank, there is one in Bender too. You can take some photos on top of it.
Written April 29, 2022
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Philip_Herring
Washington DC, DC202 contributions
Shouldn't every town have a tank!? Kids especially love to climb on this thing! I would have too! If there were fewer people around!
Written August 11, 2021
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Alex I
Tiraspol, Moldova162 contributions
A classic tank monument in honor of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet people of 1941-1945. It is a T-34-85 tank (generally recognized as the best medium tank of the Second World War), mounted on a high pedestal in the area of the city's central square at the Glory Memorial. Nearby is the Orthodox Chapel in honor of St. George the Victorious, the Eternal Flame and the graves of the heroes of various wars, from the Great Patriotic War to the war for the independence of Pridnestrovie. This tank participated in the liberation of Moldavia, reached Hungary, where, during fierce battles in January 1945, it was incapacitated, and the crew died. Delivered and installed in Tiraspol in April 1945. Later, a capsule with earth from the Mamayev Kurgan, the site of the bloodiest and most violent clashes during the Battle of Stalingrad, was mounted on the pedestal.
Written July 17, 2021
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Jim H
Chisinau, Moldova3,070 contributions
The Soviet Red Army defeated Hitler in Berlin on 09 May- Victory day. Thank you Soviet fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers! The world owes you a lifetime of gratitude for destroying Nazism.
Written June 21, 2021
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,107 contributions
There aren't many places which have a tank parked permanently on their main street. It's not a very special tank really (just a standard Russian one), but taking pride of place in the capital, not far from the Lenin statues, it's definitely worth a visit.
Written August 8, 2020
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Eva J
Moscow, Russia2,698 contributions
Solo
Photos of this tank and the small chapel nearby are on many of the postcards for Tiraspol. War history for this country is much more recent than for many countries.
Written February 3, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
This is one of the more common images one sees of Transnistria and Tiraspol in particular. Up close it's just a regular Russian tank, but still looks good in photos. Popular with local kids for climbing.
Written December 25, 2019
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,798 contributions
за родину....for the motherland is the meaning of the writting in the tank.
A monument for the motherland ( I think it´s Russia ), it shows the laces Tiraspol has with Russia, no romenian is spoken or written in Transnistria, in many parts of Moldova we hear people speaking russian but in Tiraspol and all over Transnistria they really want to show how close they are to motherland.
Written November 23, 2019
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Joe Sacchetti
Newtown Square, PA583 contributions
Friends
I don’t know what I love better about Moldova… The wine is the best in Eastern Europe, you can find a crazy oddity called bread beer here which you better try because you’ll never find it anywhere else, and the loyalty to the Soviet era still lives on… The tank is living proof! There is a two block area that has a couple lovely monuments saluting Moldovan troops and the city is quite walkable… Right behind the state building is a cool market and then you can walk around town to find tasty restaurants with local Moldovan wine… It’s absolutely worth the day trip here!
Written October 28, 2019
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