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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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To stay in the thick of things, book a room in the heart of Kiev, where hotels range from mid-range to five-star and offer free Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pools, and modern spa and fitness facilities. This part of town also keeps you close to the metro and the central train station, providing quick links to the surrounding region. For something a bit more budget-friendly, consider the city's hostels, many of which organize evening activities like movie nights and bar tours.
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  • This is a truly impressive monument, located in a park next to a big memorial square for WWII and the military museum. As the huge statue was closed for renovations, we couldn't climb to the viewing d...  more »
  • Everything there is amazing, the feeling is great... a beautiful monument and one of the biggest in ukraine  more »
  • Beautiful location and plenty to do and see. Military hardware as you walk to the statue and stunning views out across the river to the other bank....and associated building development. We couldn't g...  more »