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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monumolu on September 11, 2009

Those days the Communist party was ruling the country probably with full authority. Now we hear things have changed..........

caner cömertel on September 15, 2009

Hello,UNNİPİLLAİ. Nice photo.Greetings from Turkey,Caner.

openborder on September 19, 2009

very interesting monument.amazing indeed.best whishes .have a nice week-end.

ch. bebessi on October 1, 2009

Interresting to see the not too far past on your dokumentary photos. Thanks and congratulations. Good objects of pictures and lights! ch.

Derek郝♥中華CHINA on October 7, 2009

Привет,unnippillai! I appreciate your old B&W very much~ Remarkable~



Valentine Verchenko on October 13, 2009

I do not love Lenin. He is the traitor of Russia.

Я не люблю Ленина. Это предатель России.

Valentine Verchenko on October 17, 2009


Your words: '...we shuld admit the History is Hisotory.'

But we do not build the monument for BEN LADAN.

Lenin has destroyed half of Russia. Lenin has dropped honour of Russian nobleman.

Greetings from Russia

Valentine Verchenko on October 17, 2009


I agree with your thoughts. Bad people speculate and overturn good and kind words

Thanks a lot for your remark.

Greetings from Russia

Valentine Verchenko on October 17, 2009


India is the Beautiful countrie

Greetings from the Beautiful Russia


Rosalia© on October 19, 2009

LENIN had LENIN live LENIN will always live In the past, we learned this in school! Commend Rosalia

Rosalia© on October 28, 2009

unnippillai, Другие Вайс режиме реального времени! Но я думаю, в моем сердце живет внутри Weiter так! Regards Розалия

Itallica on October 28, 2009

Well taken

vilumsone on October 30, 2009

You goed in Volgograd????

Irlando Tavares on October 31, 2009

Boa ideia de colocar no Panoramio fotos com história.Tenho na minha casa um busto de Lenin,vindo da URRS em 1980.

Cumprimentos desde Portugal

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

Agnieszka Adamska on December 11, 2009

Niesamowite !

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

Gelo Valle on December 31, 2009

Long live Lenin!

Adrian Chafes on May 10, 2010

Very interesting shot and comments, congratulations!

Best regards

Cindy Breen on May 19, 2010

Very interesting picture ..Best wishes Marion

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

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