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keiðará Bridge Monument // Iceland
The two twisted girders are the only remnants of the Skeiðará Bridge destroyed by a jökulhlaup ,a volcanic flood, caused by the eruption of the volcano Vatnajökull in 1996.
Memorial to the Holodomor Victims ( 1932-1933 ) // Kiev // Ukraine
Holodomor (голодомо́р ) , literraly “Extermination by hunger”, was a man-made famine ( under the guidance of Joseph Stalin) which killed an estimated 2.5 to 7.5 million ukrainian between 1932 and 1933.
Statue of Cheka ( aka All-Russian Emergency Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage later known as KGB ) founder Felix Dzerzhinsky // Minsk // Belarus
No scholars are sure how many were killed by the Cheka during the soviet ‘Red Terror’ ( 1918–1922 ) and the figures vary widely from 50 000 to a quarter million people.
Berlin’s night – Holocaust Memorial // Germany
On 21 September 1991, Armenia officially declared its independence from Soviet Union after the failed August coup in Moscow
Isle of Tears // Minsk // Belarus
The memorial unveiled in 1996 and initialy dedicated to the loss in conflict involving Soviet forces in Afghanistan (1979 – 1988) has rightly become a monument to all sons and daughters of Belarus, who died in the battles of all times.
Started in 1985 under soviet regime, and still partially incomplete, the massive monument overlooks the caucasian city of Tbilisi . Composed of 30 meter tall columns, the georgian “stonehenge” features the stories of ancient queens, heroes and kings of the kingdom of sakartvelo while the bottom panels depict episodes from the life of the Christ.
Again, damn it, radio, television, the papers.
The powers that be, as expected, are consummate crooks.
Those back in the days at least had some fear, today’s are no better.
In the Bulgarian mythology, well before the appearance of human beings, the earth was inhabited by a race of giant named the Ispolini.