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.

Monument to the Miner in Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia | Soviet monument | former USSR

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