richardthe23rd (pigshitpoet) wrote in abandonedplaces,

Behemoth Soviet-Era Monuments

In the countries that make up the former Soviet Union, its satellites and allies, these powerful monuments
have not yet been forgotten.

Some of the most impressive—and often intimidating—Soviet monuments are still standing today.

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992, many of the memorials and grand structures embodying the military, economic, and scientific
achievements of the Soviet experiment were gradually (or quickly) torn down, or else neglected, left in states of disrepair, or even abandoned altogether.

The Motherland Calls is one of the world’s tallest statues, rivaling New York’s Statue of Liberty in height (and is, in fact, larger in
size than Lady Liberty). Situated in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), on the left bank of the Volga River, The Motherland Calls is a
ginormous work of art, honouring the enormous sacrifices of the “Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad.”

Abandoned Soviet Monuments Baikonur Cosmodrome

Two abandoned Soviet space shuttles can be seen, slowly disintegrating after decades of neglect, inside a jarringly quiet,
yet massive abandoned hangar located at the still active Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan.

This enormous space, once dedicated to sending human beings into actual outer space, is a magnificent spot for urban explorers to roam around—provided
they can get permission, or find a way in.

Victory - Mound of Glory

Soviet states commemorate efforts to beat back the Nazis during WWII. In Belarus, the Mound of Glory, just outside the capital of Minsk,
venerates the resolve of the Red Army to free Belarus from German control during Operation Bagration, in 1944.

Giant Statues of the Soviet-Era - 14 Behemoth Soviet-Era Monuments That Will Astound and Perplex You :

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