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Accidentally found it

Accidentally found it while exploring area nearby the island of tears,so is better to combine this... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
mariostoona
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Athens, Greece
Very touching

This statue is in the grounds of the monument to those who died fighting in Afghanistan. The... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
global-traveller48
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is in the Island of Tears. Basically Guardian Angel looks over the main monument.

Read about the history of this, it will touch your heart. When you are there, take a moment to remember the suffering those soldiers and their families went through.

Very peaceful !

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Designed to make you think and the design works. Loss of life, war and the thoughts of the families left behind. If in Minsk and near the Island of Tears go along and spend a solum moment or two thinking in a location designed exactly for that purpose.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Colin D
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

The Isle of Tears is on the lake next to the lower old town. There is a poignant memorial commemorating the USSR's war dead in the lengthy conflict in Afghanistan (1979-88: the USSR's Vietnam?). The weeping guardian faces the memorial. Doctor Who fans will be abit creeped out by it - and can be reassured that the memorial is locked after dark!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Situated in the old town. Lovely spot with places to sit. Nice restaurants nearby. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is a very sad place. The angel is crying because he did not keep the young sons.. Angel sees the mourning mothers. This group of sculptures is not for attractions. This place is for mourning.

Date of experience: April 2017
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