'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 historical, cultural, and industrial center of southern Russia, Volgograd receives a good share of both tourists and business travelers. The mighty Volga River is the centerpiece of the city, so it's no wonder the biggest hotels are poised near its scenic banks. Here you can find both modern and historical, lavish and economical accommodations. The city also offers a couple of hostels for an even more budget-friendly lodging. If you're looking for self-catering accommodation, there is a large selection of apartments, from basic to luxurious.
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  • It is the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue of a woman in the world, not including pedestals. Absolutely amazing place!  more »
  • I am not a big friend of Soviet styled monuments but I have to say here I really enjoyed. I visited there after the Finnish actor Ville Haapasalo had recommended it. Oh My God It is Big! It can be bou...  more »
  • This statue overlooking the city of Volgograd is overwhelming and impressive. Nice walk towards it and between the green. All visitors should see and remember the horror of war.  more »
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  • It's one of the greatest statues in history!
  • Very good place..
  • Amazing monument for ww2 and Stalingrad battle.
  • One of best monuments I've ever been to. I love this place.
  • Fascinating and quite attractive With a conduicive environment for peace seekers