Volgagrad - Statue 'RODINA MAT' Or, TheMotherland Calls -1969

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Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means "tumulus of Mamai". The original Mamayev Kurgan was a Tartar burial mound 102 metres high. The current formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle was a decisive Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern front of World War II and arguably the bloodiest battle in human history. At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue named The Motherland Calls formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world.

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Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 17, 2009


Valentine Verchenko on December 17, 2009


Excellent shot.

thank you for your visit and a special thanks for the kind words.

I'm glad you like my photos of the rare and beautiful phenomenon of the Russia winter.

Friendly greetings from Russia


Grey-Eagle Ray on January 1, 2010

Hi unnippillai,

I love looking at old photos, yours are very good.

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Bonne Année 2010,

Greetings from France Ray and Jacko

Antonio Cristerna on April 24, 2010

AMAZING!!!, what a wonderful B & W "1969" series !!!! . Great photographs...........

Peter Uspensky on July 5, 2010

We call it Родина-Мать Зовет (Rodina-Mat'), and the right translation is The Motherland or The Motherland Calls. So Regina is not a correct transliteration or translation. Cheers, Peter

Tomros - Pano on August 19, 2010

I like the babushka up front. Such a classic shape!

Holger Bauer on September 27, 2010

Hi unnippillai, wonderful work!! LIKE:)) Thanks so much my friend:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

unnippillai on September 28, 2010


Thank you very much for your visit to my gallery and comments....Greetings......

azereta on June 13, 2011

like ys...great pic....cheers

unnippillai on June 14, 2011


Very glad that you visited my gallery and offered very nice comments...Thank you.....

GasGasL€X on March 17, 2013

Amazing place. How interesting to have been there back then when the battle of Stalingrad was much more recent in peoples memories... Regards ~Leszek

unnippillai on March 30, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends,....Really glad that you visited my photo gallery and offered very nice comments....Many many Thanks....Those days people were there who got injured in the battle....

unnippillai on August 24, 2013

Dear Friend in Panoramio, I am very glad that you visited my gallery and offered very nice and valuable comments and Likes and Ys on the photos...I am very much thankful for the same...

Elena Omelchenko on December 12, 2013


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Photo taken in Tsentralnyy rayon, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya oblast', Russia

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