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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Address: Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
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The statue can be seen when you are in Kiev but there is nothing better than to see it up close, as it is located within the war museum you have the chance to experience 2 great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The statue can be seen when you are in Kiev but there is nothing better than to see it up close, as it is located within the war museum you have the chance to experience 2 great attractions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Love the effort by Ukraine to modernize this tacky Soviet/Russian behemoth into something a bit more relevant for European Ukraine. The poppies during victory day were a nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am usually not one for museums, but the group I was with really wanted to see it so I went along. I was very glad I did! We have a guide that explained the different sections to us and while my Ukrainian is a bit rusty, some of them do speak English. I also realized as we were almost... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing monument gifted to kyiv Sure an icon of the city has to be see from close up, the surrounding area is beautiful with a lot of things to do, the military museum close by is also a good visit

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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108 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is an absolute must if in Kiev. The sheer scale of the monument has to be seen to be believed. From a distance, almost anywhere in the city, it looks impressive. It is only when you get up next to it you realise the full enormity of it. Beautiful, imposing it dominates the surrounding area. The area around the... More 

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Odessa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

An Amazing Statue In Great Patriotic War Museum Located Very High Best Place In Kiev To Me....Pls Dont Miss This

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Rodina Mat is more than just the beautiful and immense statue. The surroundings parks and churches are beautiful and a nice and relatively quiet place to be. Nowadays the park has some tanks and armored vehicles that were captured form the separatists on display.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful statue on the hill over looking the river with the Museum of the Great Patriotic War below it. This whole area is a must see when in Kiev!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This impressively large statue from the Soviet era is unmissable on a visit to Kiev. A good climb up will give yiu some truly spectacular views over the river and city. There are good exhibitions outlining Ukraines war experiences which seem very poignant given what they are currently suffering in the East of the country.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Opened in 1981, this fantastic monument really is something special to behold. Located above the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the base of the statue contains a room that pays tribute to about 12,000 fallen soldiers and workers. If you can brave the height and scale to the upper viewing point then the views are truly breathtaking. Whilst I... More 

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