Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Big Man

 This little park with the huge statue is the focal point of Hincesti, a raion center (county seat) in Moldova just south of Chisinau.  The statue is in disrepair, but it's still awesome.  He is someone who was a war hero in World War I.  This is unusual in Moldova, as most memorial statues are for World War II.  What makes it even more so  that it's in the Soviet style, and yet he died more than twenty years before the Soviet  takeover.  I do wish they'd repair it.  It's worth saving.

1 comment:

Miss Eagle said...

Did you know that Hincesti was called Kotovsk before Soviet Union collapsed?
Grigori Kotovski was a very popular 1917 revolution hero :)