Thursday, May 14, 2015


This park is Moldova's eternal flame monument; it honors the Soviet dead of World War II.  Under the structure are the bodies of the unknowns.  There are patriotic sayings in both Russian and Romanian on the legs.  It is the place Russian sympathizers use for political demonstrations, especially on Victory Day (May 9).  We went the weekend before Victory Day.
 I found the whole place so very painfully Soviet.  There was no tenderness, no curves.  It's all sharp angles and red concrete.

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