Chisinau Eternitate Memorial Complex

The Eternity Memorial Complex was build in 1975 by the Soviet Union to commemorate the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and their victory over the Nazis. The five pillars are shaped as rifle and represent a different year of the war protect the eternal flame burning under them. All the Soviet Stars and other USSR symbols have been strip down from the complex during the early 90's 

The Eternity Memorial Complex was build in 1975 by the Soviet Union to commemorate the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and their victory over the Nazis. The five pillars are shaped as rifle and represent a different year of the war protect the eternal flame burning under them. All the Soviet Stars and other USSR symbols have been strip down from the complex during the early 90's 

Soldier making a round over the monument

Soldier making a round over the monument

The Monument and the Flame are guarded day and night by two soliders

The Monument and the Flame are guarded day and night by two soliders

Officer walking his soldiers to take over the guard. The shift takes place every hour

Officer walking his soldiers to take over the guard. The shift takes place every hour

Soldiers waiting for the signal of their officer to fix bayonets 

Soldiers waiting for the signal of their officer to fix bayonets 

The new guard marching toward their predecessors 

The new guard marching toward their predecessors 

Soldiers acknowledge their replacement during the changing of the guard

Soldiers acknowledge their replacement during the changing of the guard

Toddler running in direction of the Monument as she tries to mimic its guards

Toddler running in direction of the Monument as she tries to mimic its guards