Tiglachin Memorial, Addis Ababa

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The capital's landmark structure, Tiglachin Memorial commemorates Ethiopian and Cuban fighters who died in the Ogaden War against Somalia. This slim, 50 m (160 ft) tower crowned by a red star features a 2.7 m (8.8 ft) Hero's Medal, the highest honor of Communist Ethiopia. Donated by a North Korean company, the statutory outside the monument depicts a group of fighters, two men and a woman, holding a hammer-and-sickle proletarian flag. Meanwhile, a bronze bas relief represents soldiers headed by former Derg chairman Mengistu Haile Mariam, wearing a uniform. Plan to visit Tiglachin Memorial and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Addis Ababa attractions using our Addis Ababa trip maker website .
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  • Located right in the heart of Addis, one is surprised to see this monument. What an interesting time it must have been to see this relic of the past  more »
  • This is one of the few ex-Communist monuments in Ethiopia, nothing that notable thing of the period that was preserved in good condition
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