These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 1970s to commemorate sites where World War II battles took place, or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects to convey the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned.
Between 2006 and 2009, documentary photographer Jan Kempenaers visited and documented these monuments. These striking images are the result of that journey.
via: Crack Two (thanks to Ryan Pye for the link)