Monday, April 11, 2011

Rodina Mat (Motherland Statue), Kiev

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Mother Motherland (Ukrainian: Батьківщина-Мати) is a monumental statue of the "Mother Motherland" in Kiev, Ukraine. The sculpture is a part of Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev. Built by Yevgeny Vuchetich, the steel statue stands 62 meters tall upon the museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m and weighing 560 tons. The sword in the statue's right hand is 16 m long weighing 9 tons, with the left hand holding up a 13 m by 8 m shield with the Coat of arms of the Soviet Union. The Memorial hall of the Museum displays marble plaques with carved names of more than 11,600 soldiers and over 200 workers of the home-front honored during the war with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Hero of Socialist Labor.

Rodina Mat

Strange, I seem to remember a much longer article about this on Wikipedia. Now, this paragraph is about it.

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