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Motherland Calls Sculpture, Russia

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 1967. Height: 87 meters.

The Motherland Calls sculpture situated in Volgograd, Russia, is also well known outside of the country. This impressive monument is located in the most emblematic part of the city, at the Mamayev Kurgan. The most bloody battles took place here during WWII. After war, it was decided to build a large memorial complex. The central place there occupies The Motherland Calls Sculpture.

Motherland Calls Sculpture, Russia The author of the monument is the greatest sculptor, Evgeny Vucetich. It took 8 years to erect the sculpture. Nikolai Nikitin was the structural engineer of the project. He managed to pick up the scale so the complex design structure wasn't destroyed or lost its harmony. The statue is a huge figure of a woman who steps forward with a raised sword. In this way the author has embodied the image of the motherland that encourages her sons to protect their land from the enemy.

At the time of the opening, the statue, whose height is 87 meters, was the highest in the world. The main building materials were metal and concrete. About 2 400 tons of metal structures, as well as 5 500 tonnes of concrete were used to create the statue. One of the most difficult elements of the sculpture is the sword that is 33 meters long. It was originally made of the stainless steel sheathed with titanium sheets. This arrangement did not last long. The sword was strongly swayed in the wind and could cause a destruction of the monument. In 1972, it was replaced by the sword of the fluorinated steel, which decorates with a sculpture for more than forty years. Next - Monument to Peter I

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Top destination around Motherland Calls Sculpture - Volgograd

Monuments of the Battle of Stalingrad make up the bulk of most excursion programs. A landmark of world importance is Mamayev Kurgan - an incredibly beautiful and large-scale memorial, which was opened in 1968. It is decorated with a lot of interesting structures and sculptural compositions, the most famous of which is the monument "Motherland Calls! ". The height of the sculpture is more than 85 meters; it is one of the most large-scale monuments of the world. Considering the fact that the sculpture is located on the main altitude of Russia, it is even more impressive to iron out.
On Mamayev Kurgan there is a hall of Military glory, one of the most impressive monuments dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. Panorama Museum the Battle of Stalingrad also deserves priority attention. It is noteworthy that its opening was held in 1937, and it was originally called the Tsaritsyn Museum of Defense. After the war, the surviving exhibits of the museum were combined with new collections, and it was decided to rename the beautiful museum.

A couple of steps from the museum, is the dilapidated building of the Gergardt mill - another important monument of the war era. Guests of the city should definitely take a stroll along the Alley of Heroes, which originates from the central embankment and has a logical conclusion - decorated sculptural composition Eternal Flame. In addition to historical sites, one way or another related to the military past of the city, Volgograd is rich in incredibly interesting cultural attractions.
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