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Afghanistan War memorial, Alexander Monument, & Observatory

Afghanistan War memorial

Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко)
To the right of the Alley of Glory, hidden by the trees, is a large sculpture of a modern solider. Next to the sculpture is a list of those Odessites who perished in the USSR's Vietnam.

On the left (west) side is a black marble list of all of the personal who perished in the Afghan war, the introduction states:

Military personnel
who perished during the Afghan War 1979-1989

Alexander the Second Monument

Alexander the Second Monument
Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко)
Located on a hill, south of the stadium, this monument is now heavily defaced.
On the west side of this obelisk the red plaque reads:

Andreevsky Bastion of the fortress built under
the direction of A.V.Suvorov was located here from 1793 to 1811

Historic Photos of the Alexander Monument in all its former glory

On the east side of this obelisk the plaque reads:

This City Park was founded
on 7 (19) September 1875,
now it is the Central Park of Culture and
Recreation named after T.G. Shevchenko

Planetarium/Astronomical Observatory of Odessa State University
Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко)
South of the Ch.M.P Stadium, surrounded by a green stone fence with white trim, entrance on the west side.

Continue your virtul tour by traveling to the
Alley of Glory and Former pioneer house
Return to the Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко) overview
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