Isle of Tears

Isle of Tears
Island off Storozhevskaya

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Editor's review

A small island attached to the historic Trinity district of Minsk by a footbridge, the Isle of Tears is a monument dedicated to the soldiers who perished in the nine-year conflict involving Soviet forces in Afghanistan (1979 - 1988). Built at the end of the war in 1988, the island's focal point is a small chapel surrounded by statues of those who were left to mourn the dead - widows, mothers, sisters. Inside the names of over 700 Belarusian soldiers who died in the war are inscribed. You'll also find a statue of a young guardian angel who continues to literally shed tears for those lost in violent conflict worldwide.

Editor & Minsk Local


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It is very deep, it is very inside the soul. Don´t miss this place.

Reply Jan 11th, 2018
Andrei Burdenkov

Quite moving indeed... Although the original plan was to pay tribute to soldiers who died in Afghanistan, the memorial unveiled in 1996 is dedicated to all Sons of their Home Country who died overseas...

Reply Mar 3rd, 2013

a must see

Reply Jan 2nd, 2013
United States

such a beautiful peice of work!!!

Reply Jan 4th, 2012
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