Located near Slovakia's capital of Bratislava, the Slavin War Memorial is both a moving monument and a cemetery. During WW II, thousands of Russian and Slovak soldiers died fighting the Germans, and almost 7,000 are buried in the cemetery.
The monument was built in the late 1950s and a couple of years after its construction, was designated a national Cultural Monument. The striking monument overlooks the city, and is almost as popular for its fine views.
It features a 42 meter tall obelisk topped by a statue, a solemn staircase, and dates inscribed on the walls, showing when areas of Slovakia were liberated during the war.