DESCRIPTION OF THE MONUMENT
TO THE SOLDIERS AFGHANS
The monument to the soldiers who fulfilled the international duty in Afghanistan represents a stela made of concrete over 5 meters, the top of which is divided into two halves with a symbolic black tulip.
On the left half there is a piece of the divided rock, like the fate of young soldiers, who were torn from the great Motherland, home and family. Above them the military helicopter was frozen forever. Memoryeternaltotheperishedpeople!
On the right side there is the severe reality of that time, a serpentine mountain road, a column of trucks and military equipment, led by an armoured personnel carrier, frozen on a stone pedestal, embodying courage, duty and patriotism.
In the central part of the monument there is the image of the Soviet soldier, who bent his knee in front of a stone slab, on which words about soldiers-Balkhash men who are participants of the war in Afghanistan were inscribed.
Whole structure of the monument in the form of a rock silhouette is located in the park against the background of Balkhash lake, combined perfectly with the monument of the Great Patriotic War, forms a park of honour in battle and heroism, serves as sights of the town in front of plenty of guests and its citizens.
Burmaganov Manarbek Zhumabekovich
is an author of the monument.
A participant and a prize winner of international competitions.
A member of the Eurasian Council of designers.