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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Address: Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: 0442859452
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Take a trip to the top

If you want an adventure then ask to go to the top, I won't spoil the fun by explaining how you get there, but it is a "trip into the unknown" and just wouldn't get through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want an adventure then ask to go to the top, I won't spoil the fun by explaining how you get there, but it is a "trip into the unknown" and just wouldn't get through the risk assessments in the Western World.

Thank antant68
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old soviet monument to the Motherland should be on your list of things to see if you're spending time in Kiev. The thing is a monolith, taller than the Statue of Liberty by about ten meters. Moreover, given the current political climate, there have been some discussions about removing the soviet crest from the shield and replacing it with... More 

Thank Gonzalo V
Riga, Latvia
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159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I started off climbing to the top for a panoramic view of Kyiv. First off you get some questions about fear of heights and claustrophobia. As it was off season, it was just me but they limit the number of people to 3 at a time. First you take two different elevators to get you part way up. Once you... More 

Thank hrhweezie
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge and very impressive monument with stunning view on the city and Dnipro river. One of the "must see" attractions when visiting Kiev.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an open museum for the big war 1941-1945 with monuments related tio the big war. Also there us exebition on glthe graund fir the USSR army tanks and airplanes

Thank YossiAzoulay
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite impressive monument! It is a huge statue and you can enjoy the views of the Dnieper river and the city from there.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NOTE: To take the lift to the top (of the shield), you MUST arrive and pay for your ticket by 3.00pm. No admission after this time. You buy your ticket from the soldiers who are on the left as you enter the Museum to the Great Patriotic War. This museum is located at the foot of the monument. Need a... More 

Thank Christopher S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of English here to describe each room but very unnecessary as long as you have a grasp of the history of the Eastern Front in Ukraine.

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Chicago, Illinois
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is one of the masterworks of Soviet sculptor Vuchetich and is a must-see if in Ukraine. The views of the Dnieper and the city are great, too. Plan on doing this with Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, since they're fairly close to one another. Also, if you're walking, set the location for the WWII Museum--Google Maps will take you through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving from the airport to the hotel we came across Rodina Mat and knew we would have to go back to look closer. She is very tall and impressive, I would say larger than the actual Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, we could not go inside because it was closed when we were there. The surround area is very nice to... More 

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