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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Yeyo Pilatti on July 10, 2010


Орест Третяк on July 12, 2010

Very beautiful picture!

beyer99 on July 13, 2010

perfect shot! Greetings from Austria a.beyer

Roberto Lo Savio on July 20, 2010

Strange and interesting shot.

Greetings, Roberto

luciano passos cruz … on July 27, 2010


You're on my list of favorite photographers.

I like it! Beautiful capture.

Greetings,luciano passos cruz.From Fazenda Duas Barras▲▲.Bahia.BRASIL.

Paulo Targino Moreir… on August 5, 2010


It`s very interesting ang good photo.

A hug from Brazil.

Joaquim Marchão on August 13, 2010

Gostei muito desta foto! Parabéns!!

Saudações desde Portugal. Stern

grant911 on August 19, 2010

Very clever capture - congratulations.

Greetings from Scotland


nevusk@ on August 24, 2010

very good POV and very nice effect unnippillai. L from lisbon. greetings

Sipos Ottó Tibor on August 24, 2010

Very good photo!!! Like10 Thank you very much for visiting. Greetings, Ottó

ch' caf' on August 26, 2010

Original composition! Cheers, Christian

unnippillai on October 28, 2010

Peter Modes,

Thank you for visiting my galley and offering very nice comments...

Kathy Keener on October 30, 2010

I like it! I have enjoyed traveling around the globe with you in your pictures!

unnippillai on October 31, 2010

Kathy Keener,

Thank you very much for visiting my gallery and offering very nice and valuable remarks.......Very gad that you enjoyed the photos.....

mycamerashots.com on November 14, 2010

LIKE Awsome!

unnippillai on November 15, 2010


Thank you very much for visiting my gallery and offering very nice and valuable remarks ......

Abdallah Bouhamidi on February 10, 2011

Very funny and well done. I give a star.


unnippillai on February 11, 2011


Thank you for visiting my gallery and offering very nice and valuable remarks ......

John de Crom on February 11, 2011

Very nice and good photo LIKE Unnippillai. Greetings from Holland John.

unnippillai on February 12, 2011

John de Crom,

Thank you very much for visiting my gallery and offering very nice and valuable remarks ...and Votes...

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Photo taken in Mamayev Kurgan, пр. В.И. Ленина, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya oblast', 400005

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