UPD There are three aspects to the problem: the event, the monument and the author of the monument.
Editor's note: We understand that the inclusion of the Brest Hero-Fortress in this article from a contributor has caused offense in Belarus and Russia. This was unintended and we apologize. The article was intended to be a light-hearted look at monumental architecture worldwide. CNN recognizes that the monument is of solemn significance to many people honoring the sacrifice of soldiers.
It may not be beautiful but there's no denying its scale and significance.