'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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  • Stunningly beautiful place should not leave anyone indifferent. The size of the "Motherland" truly impressive
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  • Convenient parking. Even in summer, bring a jacket on top of cool and very strong wind (even seen as dress stone on a sculpture from the wind develops). Come, walk, look, listen. and all the difficulties of the current life seem bright holiday, compared to those military times
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  • This is a great place and the sculpture, which can be proud of our city. The highest of all such skul'tur. The sculpture is worthy of study, its scales are fascinating.
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