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25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future
These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education." After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. Podgarić Petrova Gora Kosmaj Tjentište Kruševo Kozara Grmeč Ilirska Bistrica Jasenovac Sanski Most Niš Košute Korenica Knin Makljen Kolašin Kadinjača Mitrovica Brezovica Kamenska Ostra Sisak Nikšić Sinj Zenica

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