Remembering a tragic event
In 1948, a devastating earthquake struck Ashgabat razing the city to the ground with estimated casualties equivalent to almost 10% of the Turkmen population at the time. A gigantic sculpture consisted of a bull holding the Earth from which the mother with a golden child, presumably president Turkmenbashi himself, was erected in a memory of this tragic event.
Credit: Konstantin Novaković (Serbia)
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