Slavy Park

Slavy Park (Park of Eternal Glory) is one of the many parks along the Dnipro River in Kiev. My favorite thing about this park is the the landscaping and slopes down to the river with open spaces of grass. There are also some great views of the river and Metro Bridge. The best way to get to Slavy Park is to stop at the Arsenalna metro station.

Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Slavy Park

Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Slavy Park

Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Slavy Park

The view from Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

The view from Slavy Park

There are two important monuments located in the park. The one closest to Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the National Museum “Memorial to Holodomor Victims”. It opened in 2008 with a monument on top and a museum underneath. The Holodomor was a terrible famine from 1932 to 1933 that was caused by Soviet policies. It killed an estimated 2.5 to 7.5 million Ukrainians in what many consider a genocide. The museum was closed when I passed by.

Memorial to Holodomor Victims at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Memorial to Holodomor Victims

The other monument is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  There are two paths leading to the tomb. The main path is the Alley of the Fallen Heroes, which contains 34 graves of those fighting for the Ukraine. The other is the Alley of Warrior’s Glory.

Alley of the Fallen Heroes at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Alley of the Fallen Heroes

Alley of the Fallen Heroes at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Alley of the Fallen Heroes

The paths lead to the Glory Obelisk, which contains the communal Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and an eternal flame at its base.

Glory Obelisk at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Glory Obelisk

Glory Obelisk at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Glory Obelisk

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Slavy Park in Kiev, Ukraine

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The entrance to the Alley of the Fallen Heroes is on Slavy Square. Across the street is a monument to Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. From the square, I continued down to Askold’s Grave Park.

Slavy Square in Kiev, Ukraine

Slavy Square

Pushkin monument in Kiev, Ukraine

Pushkin monument

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