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War Memorial Maintenance is Over (If You Want It)

Every town in the former Soviet Union has a war memorial, with good reason. Almost everybody or their brother died in WWII, the Great Patriotic War.

And almost every single one is evocative.

I suspect this memorial in Karakol may have been nearly as creepy when it was maintained and the eternal flame hadn’t been extinguished yet (oh the poetry…). I doubt the Motherland statue though had graffiti all over her rusty cloak.