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Recording the Communist History

This monument in downtown Addis Ababa is a testament to the communist reign in the country that was... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Rochester, Minnesota
Tiglachin Our struggle in Amharic

It is also the title of Mengistu's memoires: our struggle. Though if you read the book it is more... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Churchill Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This monument in downtown Addis Ababa is a testament to the communist reign in the country that was defeated and now the country is ruled by the President and the office of the Prime Minister. While we were there, the very first visit of the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Mrs. Seble Teweldebirhan an Addis Ababa based Reporter for Ezega.com and Communication Director is herewith credited for her comprehensive report from May 3, 2012 (Ezega.com) with the title "Tiglachin, Mengistu Hailemariam Justifying His Rule". Quote: The book by Ethiopian former military leader Mengistu Hailemariam, Tiglachin,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Never expected to see this, never realised the link between Cuba and Ethiopia. Nice green park and fountain, quiet space in a hectic city.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

It is also the title of Mengistu's memoires: our struggle. Though if you read the book it is more about his struggle and justification of his role. Mengistu's image is also clearly visible on the reliëfs. The monument is testament to the events in 1970s...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 30 January 2018

It rained when we visited, so we didn't walk around long. It's in a small park, next to a main road in Addis Ababa. If you pass it, nice to have seen. I wouldn't make a detour to see it if you haven't read up...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Classic Soviet style. Monuments are situated in a nicely gated garden which is a good place to find a shade and kill your time. Beware of the street kids outside the gate though, they work in pairs and are after your valuables in the pockets...More

1  Thank Ktong002
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Interesting Soviet-style memorial to the Ethio-Somali war of 1977-78. Built by North Korea. Worth briefly seeing if you are passing through central Addis - adds variety to the city centre and should be maintained. Free entry.

1  Thank DaveLondonReviewer
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this monument is a memorial to the soldiers of ethiopia and cuba in ogaden war against somalia. the central statue is nice depicts two men and a woman.

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It is a huge stick going poof from the ground and in a beautiful color standing erect like a big ice cream collar I must say I was impressed even five seconds after the car passed the memorial statue.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Just a memorial that you can quickly see and move on. Many of the memorials in Addis are in the middle of traffic circles without much else to do.

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