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Rodina Mat (Motherland), Kyiv (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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rodina Mat (Motherland) by using our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip site.
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  • you can't really miss the Motherland monument, as it can be seen from a great distance. not needed to see up close.  more »
  • Being at the bottom of the Rodina Mat, one simply feels overpowered by its presence. Just like the Statue of Liberty, it's one of those pieces that makes one admire human's ability for engineering...  more »
  • Though she was put in place during Soviet occupation and continues to carry the Soviet amor highlighting the sickle and hammer, Katya overlooks Kyiv with strength and power. Frankly, she is pretty...  more »
  • A beautiful place on the hilltop can be visible from many places of city Monument is marvelous piece of craft 👌. On its base u can explore war museum dedicated to its soldiers participated in World Wars 1&2 & Russia. Well maintained museum 👏 👌
  • Great place to visit. It has huge area around it, good for photos and relaxing. Also it's one of the points on the amazing bike route.
  • Greatness and power are my first feelings at the sight of this monument. Good platform for launching a quadcopter. It is worth visiting if you are in the capital of Ukraine. Equipment on the street in good condition
  • You can pay and take a trip up the statue and go on the viewing platform with some stunning views. To go all the way up the top there are some very narrow ladders so be prepared, they do confirm with you at the bottom that you are fit and capable of completing the trip up to the top. The museum is informative and worth a walk around if you are looking to kill an hour or two.
  • Very interesting and well thought museum.

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