Veterans of Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, Kiev, Ukraine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Location: Ukraine
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 4:56:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMEYRA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 10

Long Description:
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

Visit Instructions:
At least a picture taken by yourself is requested. Try to provide a descriptive log of your visit to the local.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Specific Wars Monuments and Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.