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Tiglachin/ our struggle/ monument

Located on the main Churchill Avenue, the Tiglachin/ our struggle/ monument is a memorial to Ethiopian and Cuban soldiers involved in the Ogaden War. Commissioned under Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam during his ruling tenure and inaugurated by September 12/ 1984, the monument composed of various elements: a central statue, a 50 m tall pillar, two wall reliefs on the sides, and two squares where the portraits of Cuban soldiers are visible. The statue depicts symbols that represent Marxism, socialist Ethiopia, a symbol that condemns imperialist Ethiopia, and portraits of Cuban soldiers in the Ethiopian-Somalia conflict who give support to the Ethiopian regime during the war.