'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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  • Having been many times. This is a must see place in Волгоград. Will provide many strong images of the war experience.  more »
  • Great location, overlooking the city, the under-construction Stadium, great place for a photo. Pronimaet place, especially if you know some history of Volgograd
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  • It's the most impressive thing I've seen in my life. Just a giant sculpture, in which people are just ants. Not to mention the sacral sense attached to it. All who visit the Volgograd-STRICTLY to visit!
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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