Volgagrad - Inscriptions on the Wall of the Main Monument - 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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IgorMazalica on August 19, 2010

Excellent and thanks for a visit and kind comments!!! Greetings from Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia!!! Igor

Zenn Maar on January 10, 2011

Well done!! Thanks 4 Your comment. Zenn

unnippillai on January 11, 2011



Zenn Maar,

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

adoverboy2 on March 6, 2011

Thanks unnippillai, for your comment. these old photos are fascinating. Living in the USA, I was always intrigued by the USSR. Thanks for your work in sharing them.

unnippillai on March 7, 2011


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

Константин Сушко on September 29, 2011

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unnippillai on September 30, 2011

Константин Сушко,

Thank you for your visit to my photos and valuable comments....

Thanasis Germanos on June 10, 2012

Beautiful photo i like it. LIKEThanasis

unnippillai on June 19, 2012

Thanasis Germanos,

Very glad you visited my gallery and offered very nice comments....Thank you..

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

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