Dedicated to alternative travel, Lost Lara chronicles the morbid, the macabre, the Soviet and the straight-up strange.


Ukraine Countdown Day 5: Soviet Monuments

This Countdown series was written and created with Instagram in mind. It has been republished here with little to no alteration.

Memorials to the Great Patriotic War; Communist propaganda or just signs on a highway – Soviet monuments can be found absolutely everywhere. What Ukrainian road trip would be complete without someone randomly screaming “Stop the car! Stop! Stop! Stop!’ because they have seen a Soviet war memorial on an otherwise empty stretch of highway. Also, they are seldom the same. Even the ubiquitous roadside soldier comes in different poses, and always in a slightly different metallic hue.

Space Fountain – Zhytomyr
Welcome to Zhovkva
Kryvyi Rih
Welcome to Khersonska Oblast (Photo by @redsi )
Side of a highway
Near KPI Metro – Kyiv

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