Monument to the Miner
Location: Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia
Completed: Year created not known
Sculptor: Not known
Genre: Soviet monument, former USSR
Tkvarcheli developed as a coal mining region in the mid-1930s and grew in importance during the Great Patriotic War (World War II), helping to supply the industrial needs of the Soviet military’s fight against the Germans. The collapse of the USSR followed by the Abkhazia-Georgia conflict of 1992-93 had a disastrous effect on the town and its inhabitants and, nowadays, the settlement is a shadow of its former self. More information about Tkvarcheli.
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