Volgagrad - Monument Statue - Photo 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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Comments (11)

Holger Bauer on September 7, 2009

Hi unnippillai, cool!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for checking out my gallery, I am glad you enjoyed it. My appreciation for your attention. Have a nice day.

Greetings from Germany Cheers pivatana

♪ Silver Moon on October 3, 2009

Very nice B & W unnippillai !!!

Greetings, ♪

Zbyszek71 on October 4, 2009

NIce shot!Suuuper B & W.

Mirenterese on October 19, 2009

Beautiful sculpture, nice shot.

Regards, Mirenterese

Valentine Verchenko on October 27, 2009

Hi, unnippillai

I again admire and enjoy your photos!

Friendly greetings from Russia


Valentine Verchenko on October 30, 2009


Friendly greetings from Russia

Best wishes.


Holger Bauer on November 17, 2009

Hi unnippillai, very beautiful and interesting shots of Russia during communist times. Life these times look so calm and quiet on your shots. It is now 40 years ago, time flies like an arrow. Your shots keep it in the minds of all the folks looking at it. Great job of yours, many thanks for let us have a look into your past :))))))))

Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery such a lot of times, I'm honored very much. Leaving such kind words are very fine of you!!! Best wishes sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on December 11, 2009

Hi unnippillai, great stuff always nice to look at. Good job!! Thanks a lot for checking out my gallery and leaving such kind words in your comments!! Best wishes sent your way Cheers pivatana

Valentine Verchenko on December 17, 2009


Perfect photograph!

Thank you so much for visit and nice comment.

I am pleased you like my photos of the rare and beautiful phenomenon of the Russia winter.

Best regards from Russia to India !


Mikhail Aplesnin on October 17, 2011

С интересом посмотрел эти уникальные фотографии! Я был здесь в октябре 2011 года. На этом фото деревья маленькие,а сейчас скульптуры еле просматриваются и утопают в зелени! Что характерно,сейчас нет столько людей ,как это видно на ваших фото.

unnippillai on October 20, 2011


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

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Photo taken in Dzerzhinskiy rayon, Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russia

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  • Uploaded on September 6, 2009
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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SLP800