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Type: Memorial complex Date of Foundation: 1991 - 1996 yy Status: Republican value Republic of Belarus, Minsk, str. Starovilenskaya

Island of courage and sorrow (Island of Tears) - a monument to soldiers-internationalists. Opened on an artificial island near the Trinity suburb August 3, 1996. Sculptor Y. Pavlov, designed by M. Korolev, T. Koroleva-Pavlova, V. Laptsevich, G. Pavlov, Pavlov, D. Homjakov.

Request of the Afghan Government to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan was associated with a political crisis after the Revolution of 1978 year in the Soviet Union announced that it is caused by the desire to strengthen the security of the Soviet Union. As a result, the so-called «limited contingent» was involved in military operations for almost ten years.

The memorial consists of a mortgage boulder with an icon, a monument-chapel, the sculpture of an angel-guardian, a memorial table and boulders with the names of Afghan provinces, where the dying Belarusian soldiers. The basis of the main monument put the original appearance of the church of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk, such as it was in the twelfth century. Euphrosyne of Polotsk is a saint and for Catholics and Orthodox. On the wrought-iron gates leading into the monument - the image of the largest arms of Belarusian cities and towns that played a special role in the development of Belarusian Culture in Minsk, Mogilev, Polotsk, Nesvizh, Gomel, Vitebsk, Brest, Grodno. Inside - four of the altar.

Conceived as a monument to soldiers killed in Afghanistan, became a memorial monument to the sons and daughters of Belarus, who fell in different centuries, in a foreign land under foreign flags, in other people's wars.

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19:00 27-June (Thursday) Evening Minsk Available seats: +11 795 667 Book
10:00 28-June (Friday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +14 795 667 Book
10:00 29-June (Saturday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 1'072 1'001
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19:00 29-June (Saturday) Evening Minsk Available seats: +11 795 667 Book
10:00 30-June (Sunday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 1'072 1'001
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14:00 30-June (Sunday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +18 795 667 Book
08:00 01-July (Monday) Brands of Belarus (7 days) The group is in progress 28'956 28'006
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08:00 01-July (Monday) All of Belarus (7 days) The group is in progress 26'032 25'080 Book
10:00 01-July (Monday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 1'644 1'501
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10:00 01-July (Monday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +15 795 667 Book
14:00 02-July (Tuesday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +16 795 667 Book
08:00 03-July (Wednesday) All of Belarus (5 day) Available seats: +5 20'635 20'000 Book
10:00 03-July (Wednesday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +12 795 667 Book
19:00 04-July (Thursday) Evening Minsk Available seats: +10 795 667 Book
08:00 05-July (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 12'380 12'065 Book
10:00 05-July (Friday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 795 667 Book
08:00 06-July (Saturday) Weekend in Belarus (2 days) The group is in progress 7'145 6'825 Book
08:00 06-July (Saturday) Brands of Belarus (2 days) The group is in progress 8'861 8'228 Book
19:00 06-July (Saturday) Evening Minsk Available seats: +17 795 667 Book
14:00 07-July (Sunday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +12 795 667 Book
08:00 08-July (Monday) All of Belarus (7 days) The group is in progress 26'032 25'080 Book
08:00 08-July (Monday) Brands of Belarus (7 days) The group is in progress 28'956 28'006
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10:00 08-July (Monday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 1'644 1'501
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10:00 08-July (Monday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +14 795 667 Book
14:00 09-July (Tuesday) Minsk city tour The group is in progress 795 667 Book
08:00 10-July (Wednesday) All of Belarus (5 day) The group is in progress 20'635 20'000 Book
10:00 10-July (Wednesday) Sightseeing tour of Minsk with animation The group is in progress 968 935
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19:00 11-July (Thursday) Evening Minsk The group is in progress 795 667 Book
08:00 12-July (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 12'380 12'065 Book
10:00 12-July (Friday) Minsk city tour Available seats: +19 795 667 Book

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Address Republic of Belarus, Minsk, str. Starovilenskaya GPS Google: 53.909883′ N, 27.554695′ E