Volgagrad Photo -Eternal Flame in Memory of War Heroes - 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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Axl Bach on April 12, 2010

A very very impressive shot!


Cheers, Axl from Japan.

Antonio Cristerna on April 24, 2010

W O N D E R F U L !!!

Renato Pantini on May 8, 2010

Impressive memorial, unnippillai. Greetings, Renato.

dida56 on May 10, 2010

Fantastic fotografie

Obrigada Unni por seu gentil comentário :)

Bela foto!


özkan Bavlı on July 27, 2010

Very interesting,very nice.

Luciano Rizzieri on August 4, 2010

Hello unnippillai!Very interesting place ,nice photo,greetings from Brazil,Luciano.

ic9 on October 15, 2010

Great! You have many interesting places in your gallery. Best Regards ...

unnippillai on October 16, 2010


Antonio Cristerna,



♪♫ ☼Sol em Pauta☼ ♪♫,


Luciano Rizzieri,


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

dziwnowik on December 15, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰✰✰✰ LIKE 2 ✰✰✰✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

unnippillai on December 16, 2010


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

adoverboy2 on March 6, 2011

Intriging photo unnippillai, do you know why there was a procession for this symbolic hand and torch?

unnippillai on March 7, 2011


Thank you very much for visiting my gallery and commenting with very nice words ..........It was not a procession as it is,- what you see in the photo is the Queue of the people who visited the monument there......Fantastic Monument for Second World War dedicated to the warriors/soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country.....

Bitnat on May 3, 2011

На чёрно-белом снимке рука совсем как настоящая кажется.

unnippillai on May 8, 2011


Thank you very much for visiting my gallery and commenting with nice words .....

strzinek on June 4, 2011

zajímavá fotografie !! pozdrav Rosta

unnippillai on June 5, 2011


Thank you for visiting my photo gallery and commenting with very nice remarks......

Gori Bau on January 14, 2012

An historical photo, very interesting => Like. Best regards from Italy, Fab.

unnippillai on January 22, 2012


Thank you very much for visiting my photos and commenting with nice words...

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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