Sunday, March 09, 2014

Old, Old Graves

 The tiny church at Bender is a modern jewel, reflecting that, in the end, this graveyard is a political statement.  The place is as new as the church; most of the graves were moved here at the end of the hot portion of the Transnistrian war.  They had been closer to the fortress itself.  Their markers were moved with them and other, newer, more legible markers put up too.

The statement of this graveyard is "We are Russian.  We paid for this place in blood."  It's also only a couple of miles from the Russian military installation.

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