volgagrad - Rodina Mat - From Inside the main Complex Building - 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 (143)

Valentine Verchenko on October 27, 2009

Hi, unnippillai

I again admire and enjoy your photos!

Friendly greetings from Russia


Maxburgh on October 27, 2009

Uncommon image, well done !

starMAN on October 28, 2009

Very interesting and because of the time, it's a masterpiece work.

Thanks for sharing unnippillai. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MAN

KWO Tsoumenis on October 29, 2009

Very special shot!!!

Kind greetings, Kostas :-)

Valentine Verchenko on October 29, 2009


Friendly greetings from Russia

Best wishes.


boskimano on October 29, 2009

hola unnippillai esta captura ,me gusta¡¡saludos cordiales y alegres boskimano

Super Chris on October 29, 2009

This is a very good idea !


Sorin Pavel (pvlsori… on October 30, 2009

Beautiful shot!

Best wishes,Sorin

unacharra on October 30, 2009

¡Original!!!! Gracias por tu visita.


:-)Fiala(-: on October 30, 2009

Super view!

Trudi on October 31, 2009

A very interesting point of vieuw, Unnippillai! Remembers me on this photo in Groningen, The Netherlands of a friend of me!

Misoad ElSoRi on November 2, 2009

I like black and white photos unnippillai very nice congratulations, !!Miguel

Mahdi Kalhor on November 3, 2009

Excellent captured.

Well done.

All the best from Iran,


vradovic on November 3, 2009

greetings ! Vlada

joyfotos on November 5, 2009

Very nice shot!

Aleksey Mutovkin on November 10, 2009

Interesting composition.

Adriana Popa on November 14, 2009

very interesting framed

Rhitamvar Ray on November 16, 2009

Unique theme..great work

Nacho pehinucu on November 16, 2009

Sí señor, una muy interesante manera de ver las cosas. una imagen realmente atractiva e inusual.

Saludos. Nacho

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

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

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