Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd

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The place where the Soviet army defeated Nazi Germany on the Eastern Front is marked by a number of memorial structures known as Mamayev Kurgan. This collection of monuments was constructed between 1959 and 1967 to honor the military men who fought and defeated Hitler's army in the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II. In addition to touring the site and viewing these memorial pieces, be sure to take in views of the city from the foot of the Motherland statue, an allegorical work by Yevgeny Vuchetich. The historical outdoor exhibitions and underground eternal flame are well worth a trip up the hill. To visit Mamayev Kurgan and get the most from your holiday in Volgograd, create itinerary details personal to you using our Volgograd online route builder .
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  • If you get to the top. The complex itself is impressive it's very cool! Thank you for such a socially historic monument to its creators. Now the main part of the restoration. Seoul.
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  • Intense set of sculptures, highlighting the mother with the anonymous son, with the face covered so as not to personalize it ethnically and with water symbolizing the tears of the mothers.
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  • The tour guide told us that after the fighting, the Mamaev Mound did not grow grass for 2 years, and it is still possible to walk on it only on the tracks, as there are still shrapnel and possibly mines. We should not forget about the Victory, but the price of Victory should also be remembered, especially for new "patriots" who want new wars. Mamaev Kurgan will not let you forget.
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  • Great place to contemplate the way history turns out thanks to people who decide to be brave instead of being safe. Volgograd city was almost completely ruined and its population was down to 30k from 480k. This is the cost of becoming a turning point in history.
  • Wonderful but under renovation(make a beauty more and brilliant) until 2020. But great place to go.
  • Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd(formerly Stalingrad) in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means "tumulus of Mamai".The formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad(August 1942 to February 1943). The battle, a hard-fought Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern Front of World War II, turned into one of the bloodiest battles in human history.At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue named The Motherland Calls on Mamayev Kurgan formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world as of 2016 it is the tallest sculpture of a woman in the world.
  • This is a must visit place to feel the history with your skin. It is better to visit this historic place in late spring or in summer cause it will look much more beautiful due to all fointains being open. Make sure you got your camera with you.
  • Beautiful place. Now, The monument is under reconstruction.(august2019)
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