Monument "Mother-Russia Calls For", Volgograd

Sofia Solomennikova

Volgograd, Russian Federation

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On the top of the Mamayev Hill in the heart of the former heroic Stalingrad. Picture captured on the V-day, 9May 2009, so you can see a lot of people climbing up the footsteps.
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Here is the official information taken from our volgograd site:
The sculpture “Mother-Russia calls for!” is a compositional center of the whole ensemble, it represents a figure of a woman (its height is 52 meters), rapidly stepping forward. In her right hand she is holding a sword, which is 33 meters long and its weight is 14 tons. Together with the sword the height of the sculpture is 85 meters. The monument is standing on the 16-meters fundamental base. The height of the main monuments speaks of its grand scale and uniqueness. It is enough to mention that its weight is 8 thousand tons. The monument – a modern interpretation of an image of the antic Nikka – goddess of the victory – calls her sons and daughters to resist the enemy and continue advancing onto it.

Despite the impressive sizes, the monument bears liking to a bird flying in the skies. It looks magnificent from all the perspectives in any time of the year: in summer, when the hill is covered with green lawns, and in winter, when the statue, lighted by the rays of projectors, makes a vision of itself raising from the hills and mixing together with the blankets of snow. The monument can be seen not only in the area of Mamayev Hill, it reigns over the whole city and can be noticed from thousands of kilometers afar.

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