Volgagrad - Rodina Mat - Mamayev Hills - 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)

monumolu on September 11, 2009

Beautiful long view of the statue is nice.........

D. VERDU on September 19, 2009




alokdutta on October 3, 2009

Pillai, Beauty of the black and white shot!! thank you for visiting my photos and nice comments. alok,KOLKATA

Constantin Silkin on October 4, 2009

Your collection of old photos of the Russian cities is very surprising. Thank you!

Valentine Verchenko on October 13, 2009

Very beautifully view!

CARMEN ALCALDE on October 28, 2009

is impresionat the view of the monument¡¡¡ explendide pic, very beautifull¡¡¡¡ Carmen

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


Mamayev Hill is Super

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 !


Vokrug Sveta on July 25, 2010

Interesting serie and all album!

Greetings, Leo

unnippillai on September 26, 2012

Valentine Verchenko,++Vokrug Sveta,

Thank you very much for your visit and comments....

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

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