Volgagrad - Mother and Son - Statue in 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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unnippillai on July 8, 2011


Thank you very much for your visit to my gallery and making nice comments....Greetings....

Prasenjit Nag on May 6, 2012

It's Really Fantastic!!


Warm Wishes Prasenjit

unnippillai on May 9, 2012

Prasenjit Nag,

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

Anupam Mukherjee on August 19, 2012


Greetings, Anupam

unnippillai on September 1, 2012

Anupam Mukherjee,

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

Петар Бојић on February 12, 2013

Impressive monument!


Greetings, Petar

unnippillai on February 23, 2013

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

Argenna on April 9, 2013

Nice monument and photo. L.

unnippillai on May 1, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friend, I am very glad that you visited my gallery and offered very nice comments.....Than you.......

Hans - PANO YES ! on April 18, 2014

Dear unnippillai, thank you for sharing your excellent pictures round WWII Memorial in Wolgograd. L&F Let us pray that no mother will have to mourn her son, because we learnt to solve problems by negotiations. We do not need leaders who are ambitious to create new problems with military means. Kind regards, friendly greetings, Hans

unnippillai on April 20, 2014

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unnippillai on May 26, 2014

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Сергей Миронов on October 24, 2014


unnippillai on October 28, 2014

Thank you Dear Friend in Panoramio, for visiting my photos and commenting with very nice words and Ys and Likes....Greetings...unnippillai

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

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  • Uploaded on September 8, 2009
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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SLP800