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Postcard made in the Soviet Union, 1986, with the Courage Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and built in 1976. Among the large number of Tashkent monuments Courage Memorial deserves special attention. It is dedicated to the events that took place almost 50 years ago and left a deep trace in Tashkent’s history. On the granite podium of the monuments stands a black labradorite cube. One of its sides contains the engraved inscription: April 26, 1966; on another side there is the engraved image of a clock-face whose hands show the time: 24 minutes past 5.
On this day, at this early morning hour the city was struck by a severe earthquake measuring 8.3 degrees on the Richter scale. The crack in the cube symbolizes a break in the ground and runs to the foot of a bronze sculpture that depicts a woman clasping a child to herself and a man who tries to shield them with his body from the natural forces… Relief compositions depicting scenes of the reconstruction of Tashkent serve as the background for the monument.