'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, Volgograd
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See one of the enduring icons of Soviet Russia at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, a towering monument dedicated to one of the country's great World War II triumphs--the battle of Stalingrad. Climb the 200 steps, symbolizing the 200 days of the battle, which lead from the bottom of the hill to the base of the monument. The sculpture represents a woman raising a sword in an act of defiance while extending her other arm in a calling gesture. Measuring 85 m (279 ft) from the tip of the sword to the top of the plinth, it is the world's tallest statue of a woman. The model for the statue was a native of the city who is still recognized for her resemblance to it. Notice how the plinth leans to the side due to seeping groundwater. Take a look at our Volgograd trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The main sculpture of Russia. On Mamayev Kurgan you feel part of history, you are inspired with all the pain of the Earth, which lie more than 2000 soldiers. It's impossible to describe, it should feel. This is thanks to our ancestors that we live in today, that we can simply travel and so carelessly leave comments without thinking about the war.
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  • A place with very strong energy. Believe mandatory for visiting schoolchildren. It is here that one realizes the importance of victory in the Great War, the full brunt of this victory!
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  • Went to Volgograd monument and just for the sake of it. .. not disappointed. Feel the mood, strength and sorrow ... I am glad to see that caring for fresh flowers everywhere on the plates, lawn.
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