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)

Conquilha on November 19, 2009

A hole to the head....awesome prespective here...

Thanks very much for passing by...

Hugs to India,


Ali Mostoufi on November 22, 2009

This is also an amazing shot, you have a wonderful gallery. Greetings from Canada!

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

Victor de Lara on December 11, 2009

Great shot, clever point of view.


Valentine Verchenko on December 17, 2009


Remarkable photo, wonderful composition

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 !


ahmedogan on December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Toma Gurzuff on December 27, 2009

прикольно вышло,молодец! слушай,подскажи,пожалуйста,как тут в друзья добавлять,не могу найти. спасибо!

Jaime A B on April 12, 2010

Nice shot... I've added you to my Favorite photographers. Greetings from Spain.

Axl Bach on April 12, 2010

A nice point of view! Well done.


Cheers, Axl from Japan.

little penguin on April 23, 2010

Well done, unnippillai!

Best regards from Italy, Hermann.

Antonio Cristerna on April 24, 2010

W O W !!!

© El.Fe.Bo on May 5, 2010

Very nice point of view. Compliment,

Greetings from Germany

grecik on May 7, 2010

Interesting foto, well done, greetings from Italy :)

wiggyretired on May 11, 2010

Hello Unnippillai I love your collection. The ones of Moscow in 1969 are superb and very valuable historically. I look forward to seeing more of your photos especially of India. Cheers Wiggy

Mi6art on May 16, 2010

Great idea! Well done! Best of!

Lluís Colt on May 24, 2010

Like this pic! added to favourites; all the russian black & white collection is pretty good! Greetings!

Rod Rich on June 11, 2010

Great composition. Well done photo! BoP.

Best regards from Bohemia, Roman

nimra mhad on June 14, 2010

very nice image and view,greetings from brazil,nimra

وليد محمد on June 18, 2010

Very beautiful picture! ellipse-2.4

Add to favorites.....

Michele Leonardi on July 7, 2010

1 like + 1 add.to.my.fav.pics!

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

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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SLP800