Soviet monuments in the former Yugoslavia

In the sixties and seventies in the Yugoslavian Federation under the communist rule tens and hundreds of monuments have been erected. Most of these astounding, huge and sometimes grotesque monuments were dedicated to the World War II and were built in the places of the significant battles or where the Nazi concentration camps used to be. Despite the fact that the Nazi regime was as socialistic as the Soviet rule over the Warsaw Pact countries, soviets did not hesitate to use the victory over the Nazis in their propaganda as profusely as they can.

Monument in the Kadinjaca

Kadinjaca (Kadiniacha) Memorial Complex with the central monument dedicated to the Fighters Workers Battalion. In November 1941 the Fighters Workers Battalion formed mostly from the local villagers of the Kadinjaca and Uzice (Uzhitse) region fiercely resisted here to teh far superior Nazi army. They have lost but their bravery was not forgotten.

Monument in the Brezovica

1st Partisans Brigade monument in Brezovica. This monument is dedicated to the memory of the first partisans brigade which was formed in Croatian Brezovica forest on June 22 1941, the day the Nazis have invaded Soviet Union. Notable fact: the 1st Partisans Brigade of Brezovica was also the first anti-fascist military formation in the occupied part of the Europe.

Monument on the Hrib Svobode in the Ilirska Bistrica

Abandoned WWII monument on the Hrib Svobode (Freedom Hill) in the Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia.

Monument in the Korenica

Another strange WWII monument. This time in the small village of Korenica on the border between Croatia and Bosnia.

Monument in Nicsic

Nobody knows to whoom or to what this monument in the Nicsic (Nikshich), Montenegro was dedicated. Today it is just another slab of concrete that remained from the era of the Soviet Yugoslavia.

5 thoughts on “Soviet monuments in the former Yugoslavia”

  1. Stupid text written by some obviously ignorant person. There has never been such a thing as “Soviet Yugoslavia”. Those monuments were not erected by “Soviets” but rather by people of Yugoslavia to celebrate the victory over the nazis. Yugoslavia was never part of the Soviet block!

    “Nobody knows to whoom or to what this monument in the Nicsic (Nikshich), Montenegro was dedicated.”

    The monument is called “Fallen Soldier’s monument”. As you can see people know to whom this monument was dedicated.

    This part is the ultimate example of a logical-less sentence as if it was written by someone who too has a propaganda duty to fulfill.

    “Despite the fact that the Nazi regime was as socialistic as the Soviet rule over the Warsaw Pact countries, soviets did not hesitate to use the victory over the Nazis in their propaganda as profusely as they can.”

  2. You should get a serious update on your knowledge of Yugoslavia.
    Yugoslavia was never part of the Warsaw Pact, and the Soviets were considered enemies (especially during the Stalin rule).

  3. Oh, another one offended nazi. First of all, I didn’t said anywhere that the Yugoslavia was the part of the Warsaw Pact. Second, Tito was a socialist/communist. Third, the tensions between USSR and Yugoslavia took place between 1948 and 1953. After the Stalin’s death in 1953 the situation were normalizing steadily, and since the 1956 USSR-Yugoslavian relationships were growing strong every year in every sphere including economic exchange (USSR have donated a lot of heavy machinery and raw materials to Y.), cultural exchange and geopolitics.

  4. WTF are you on about? The monument in Slovenia isn’t abandoned, Yugoslavia was never “Soviet”, and people who are complaining about these misinterpretations are not “Nazis”.

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