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Island of Tears, Minsk

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At Island of Tears, a sculpture of a guardian angel cries for Belarusian soldiers who died in the war in Afghanistan. Cross a flying arch bridge to get to the artificial island, also known as the "island of courage and sorrow." You'll see a large boulder with a bronze icon of the Mother of God at its entrance. In the center of the island is a memorial chapel surrounded by statues of mourning widows, mothers, and sisters. There are more than 770 names of Belarusians who died in Afghanistan inscribed on the walls of the chapel. The island’s surface is uneven; the many stones are meant to represent Afghan mountains. Willows, leaning over the water, symbolize sorrow. Arrange to visit Island of Tears and other attractions in Minsk using our Minsk trip itinerary builder.
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  • No matter how sad, but in the world of awful tragedy-from the personal to the intercontinental. This monument is a reflection of one of the many tragedies of the Belarusian people. Why it is worth to visit this place? If you don't want to fall into itself and puzzling embrace of sorrow-sorrow, then visit this place (the island) due to the kind with him. With beautiful landscapes, views of the city and boats in the summer and narovjashhie flood the entire surface of the river Svisloch.
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  • Place memory on an artificial island. Located in the District of Trinity suburb. The Chapel is surrounded by sculptures of mothers and wives of the fallen soldiers in Afghanistan. The official name of the Memorial "island of courage and sorrow".
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  • A great place for walks with friends, girl children. Located in the Centre of Minsk near from the Trinity predvestija. Very beautiful place, surrounded by cafés and different entertainment for people of all ages. Be sure to visit!
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