Island Of Tears, Minsk

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Address: Minsk, Belarus

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About Island Of Tears, Minsk

This is a memorial for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Soviet war with Afghanistan. The war lasted for nine years and the Soviets eventually lost. Hundreds of soldiers died in the skirmishes and this monument seeks to commemorate them. It is located on an island created in the Svislach river. The main structure here is shaped like a chapel and is open on all sides. Surrounding this monument are statues of women and children in mourning, said to represent the families of the soldiers who died. Inside the monument, the names of the martyrs are engraved in the walls. This is one of the few monuments in the world that was built in a country that lost the war commemorated by the structure. There is a statue of a crying guardian angel in the memorial complex that is said to be disheartened as it failed to protect the Belarusian soldiers. If you look closely, you will see water dripping down from the figure’s eyes into the pool below. Overall the atmosphere here is quite serious and nostalgic, but it is worth a visit to spend some quite time in Minsk.

How To reach Island Of Tears by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Yanka Kupala Stop

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