The People’s Friendship Arch dedicated to the unification of Russia and Ukraine, was constructed in Kiev.
The Friendship Arch was constructed in 1982 by sculptor A. Skoblikov and architect I. Ivanov and others. It is a huge, 50 m (164 ft) in diameter, rainbow-shaped arch, made of titanium. Underneath the Friendship Arch there are two statues: one which is made of bronze and depicts a Russian and Ukrainian worker holding up the Soviet Order of Friendship of Peoples. Another one is made from granite and depicts the participants of the Pereyaslav Council of 1654.
The Afghanistan 1979-1989 War Memorial is a monument in Kiev, commemorating soldiers who died fighting during the War in Afghanistan, after Soviet forces invaded that country in 1979. The memorial is located on the way to the Great Patriotic War Museum.