Memento Park in Budapest

Notice the strong figure, the determined stance, and forward stride typical of a Soviet Realist depiction of an obedient and enthusiastic Soviet worker.

One of the most fascinating places we visited was Budapest’s Memento Park.  After the fall of the USSR, and finally, by 1991, when the last Soviet soldier left Hungary, the propagandistic art of the Soviets was rounded up and sent to the outskirts of town.  Hungarians were not interested in being constantly reminded of their …

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