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30 Hauntingly Abandoned Communist Monuments That Remind of A Forgotten Era

Ian Smith
Niš, Serbia.

The communist regime came to an end in 1992,  but the structures that were built in this period still stand tall in the former communist countries as an eerie memento of the infamous period.

Even though, after the fall of the Soviet Union many Communist statues and sculptures were demolished or moved to parks and museums, some of them remain in the same for the last 20 years.

Most of these monuments  can be found in the countries that were once part of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (after the Republic dissolved in the early 1990s,  they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.) but also in another former communist countries such as Bulgaria and Romania.

 

Brezovica, Kosovo.

Brezovica, Kosovo.

 

buzludzha communist monument bulgaria

Buzludzha communist monument Bulgaria

 

Grmeč, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Grmeč, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

 

Inside the Plovdiv Hillock of Fraternity, Bulgaria.

Inside the Plovdiv Hillock of Fraternity, Bulgaria.

 

Jasenovac, Croatia.

Jasenovac, Croatia.

 

Kadinjača, Serbia.

Kadinjača, Serbia.

 

Kolašin, Montenegro.

Kolašin, Montenegro.

 

Korenica, Croatia.

Korenica, Croatia.

 

Kosmaj, Serbia.

Kosmaj, Serbia.

Košute, Croatia.

Košute, Croatia.

 

Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Kruševo, Macedonia.

Kruševo, Macedonia.

 

Makljen, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Makljen, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Mitrovica, Kosovo.

 

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship, Varna, Bulgaria.

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship, Varna, Bulgaria.

 

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, in the city of Shumen.

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, in the city of Shumen.

 

Nikšić, Montenegro.

Nikšić, Montenegro.

 

Niš, Serbia.

Niš, Serbia.

 

Ostra, Romania.

Ostra, Romania.

Podgarić, Croatia.

Podgarić, Croatia.

 

Russian soldiers facing Moscow. Varna, Bulgaria.

Russian soldiers facing Moscow. Varna, Bulgaria.

 

Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Shumen monument, Bulgaria.

Shumen monument, Bulgaria.

 

Sinj, Croatia.

Sinj, Croatia.

 

The area outside Buzludzha, Bulgaria

The area outside Buzludzha, Bulgaria

 

 

Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina..

Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina..

Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News