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Russia To Erect 'Cold War' Memorial To Soviet Soldiers

The planned monument will include the names of about 10,000 Soviet soldiers who perished in conflicts around the globe. (file photo)
The planned monument will include the names of about 10,000 Soviet soldiers who perished in conflicts around the globe. (file photo)
A memorial commemorating Soviet soldiers who died in conflicts around the world during the Cold War era will be built on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow.

Russian lawmaker Frantz Klintsevich told journalists on February 11 that the memorial will form an architectural ensemble around an existing monument honoring some 15,000 Soviet soldiers who died during the Soviet war in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989.

According to Klintsevich, the names of about 10,000 Soviet soldiers who perished in conflicts in other countries will be inscribed on stone tablets along the alley leading to the memorial complex, which will be completed this summer.

The Soviet Union was involved in more than 30 conflicts in some 29 countries, including Afghanistan, Angola, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Nigeria.


Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and Interfax

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