Veterans of Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, Kiev, Ukraine
Posted by: Torgut
N 50° 25.934 E 030° 33.370
36U E 326442 N 5589543
Quick Description: A dramatic monument to the Ukrainian men who fought the war in Afghanistan as part of Soviet Union
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 4:56:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMEYRA
This impressive monument can be found in a little park not far from the main touristic area of Kiev, in front of the monasteries complex of Lavra and Walking distance from Mother Ukraine and its secondary monuments.
Unfortunately I can't read Russian, so I couldn't extract the whole meaning of the plate, but it's definitely a monument to the men involved in Afghanistan War. Ironically there was a fellow, probably a homeless, who looked exactly like a veteran, the way they are depicted in movies and so, the way we imagine them.
Some fresh flowers were dropped by the monument.
As a curiosity, this was the monument which inspired the creation of category in first place.
War: Soviet Afghanistan War
Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes
Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: yes
Year of the memorial or monument: Not listed
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