Alley of Heroes

Volga Region

This pleasant park stretches along a narrow ravine in the centre of the city and serves as the main promenade. It also has Elista’s largest concentration of sculptures and Buddhist architecture. The park runs west from the intersection of ul Lenina and ul Pushkina.

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