A memorial to Soviet soldiers that once towered over a central square in the eastern city of Debrecen (top). The monument originally featured the names of dead Red Army soldiers beneath a young family welcoming the Soviet Army into Hungary during World War II.
In 1993, the monument (on right in 2019 photo) was moved a few meters back from its central location, cut to a stumpier height, and the names of dead Red Army soldiers were removed. 1972 photo: Fortepan/Inkey Tibor
Amos Chapple is a New Zealand photojournalist with a particular interest in the former U.S.S.R.