Coordinates: N 54 1 19.2, E 24 4 44.4

1960-1979 - Wood / Timber - Lituhania - Cold War

photosource: personal archive / photographer : Jeroen van Oirschot

This Tower is a replica of an original Soviet watchtower that was used during the soviet times and is located at Grutas Park, a sculpture garden of Soviet-era statues and an exposition of other Soviet ideological relics from the times of the Lithuanian SSR. The park is located near Druskininkai, about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Vilnius, Lithuania. After Lithuania regained its independence in 1990, various Soviet statues were taken down and dumped in different places. Malinauskas requested the Lithuanian authorities to grant him the possession of the sculptures, so that he could build a privately-financed museum.