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Memorial to the Unknown Soldier

The eternal flame monument and heroes alley can be easily missed as it is located in a small plaza... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Andrew M
Changing of the Guard

This is worth walking by and seeing the changing of the guard, which happens ~ every 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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Lenina St., 1A, Irkutsk 664027, Russia
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The eternal flame monument and heroes alley can be easily missed as it is located in a small plaza behind the huge public administration building. It is at the southern end of a park which ends at the pedestrian bridge over the lower embankment. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is worth walking by and seeing the changing of the guard, which happens ~ every 30 minutes. The 'guards' are high school students (all girls today). A moving sight in and of itself and next to other cathedrals and sights to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The memorial is a solemn place to pay a visit. It's near the Ankara river and several Orthodox cathedrals. You will pass it on many ocassions.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Yuentze
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I was very impressed with the dedication of the young cadets learning the traditions of honoring the soldiers lost at war. A solemn and valuable experience.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a very grand monument to the soldiers who died defending the city and country in the Great Patriotic War. It is absolutely massive in scale with a vast open plaza and an eternal flame mounted on a platform with flower sin the centre....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful war monument. While we visited the place, there was some kind of police ceremony being held, which gave the visit an even more special character.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kasper H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

You cannot travel anyplace in Russia without some reminder of WWII. That is how it should be given the enormous sacrifice made fron 1941-1945. The flame is surrounded by names.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Har45
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I appreciate honouring the fallen who have fought for our freedom. This is a standard unknown soldier eternal flame

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Espressogal
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Following the green line, the memorial is just behind the House of Soviets. Continue towards the river and the monument of the founder

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This classic representation of USSR architecture and the impressive war memorial (and flame) behind it - are definitely worth visiting if you any time to walk around Irkutsk. There is ample signage (in English) describing the Russian (and Irkutsk region) involvement in fighting the Nazis...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Stanley B
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