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Rodina Mat (Motherland), Kiev

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Sword and shield raised triumphantly in the air, Rodina Mat (Motherland) commemorates the Soviet Union's defense of the homeland against Nazi Germany's invasion during World War II. You can see the towering statue by visiting Kiev's World War II museum; you'll find it located nearby in an outdoor exhibition area. The titanium statue of a woman, standing 62 m (203 ft) high, represents the Soviet Union and the horrific human suffering it endured in the war against Hitler's Germany. You can hop aboard an elevator at the base and travel to a viewing platform part way up the statue for a sweeping view of Kiev. Before you head to Kiev, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kiev trip builder, to make sure you see all that Kiev has to offer, including Rodina Mat (Motherland).
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  • August 20, 2017
    Walking in the park until motherlands place was a fantastic tour in Kiev. I think is a place to be when you are in Kiev.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    If you are in Kiev, you should this statue. It has great view and nice parks. This monument is close to lavra cave monastery and great pateiotic war museum so you can visit all of these. Notes; A long...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Probably everyone knows this monument on the hills of Kiev. We see it as the only approach the central part of the city. Personally, I was in Kiev a hundred times and observed it from the side, and as it never occurred to me that there can be approached, and log in. Homeland, she just stands there. Probably, we have still not enough advertising their own attractions in Ukraine. And here is the n-th time arriving in Kiev, now with grown children, she looked to the show. It turns out that the motherland is not just a monument on a hill, and a complex of museums, expositions and other interesting places. Thank God, finally prosvetilas. Does not agree with those who say that the mother is a relic of the Soviet era. Mother always a mother. Keeps our capital, our country. Work, worthy of respect. Museum of the GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR is also very impressed. So highly recommend how Ukrainians that there have not been, and guests of the country.
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