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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #13 of 318 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a landmark you often see taking the train into Kiev, and just traveling around the area in general. It is in an area surrounded by interesting sites, so it is well worth a walk-by to check it out.

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The parks and war museum that surround the statue are worth a visit. A chance to learn about the soldiers that fought for (the) Ukraine during WWII.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great moments near the mother land, a huge statue that you can see it from every in Kiev! very interesting to visit it and if the weather is good go to the top of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

You won't miss it from a long distance...the best part is the Communist music being played in the area, I thought that was pretty cool.

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Rhodes, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This statue is probably better observe from the boat ride. There is nothing really interesting about it. It reminds me of the soviet union however

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St Helens
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have visited this museum on a few occasions now. Its is a great show of pre independence Soviet war muscle and power. The Mother Motherland statue itself is just awesome, the way it overlooks Kiev on the Hill, its best view is to be taken from many vantage points on the left bank of Kiev (over the river). The... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very interesting place. This museum is about the second world war. I think you do not have the same kind of museum in Europe. The high of the central sculpture is 102 meters. Citizens can see it from many places in Kyiv. In addition the location of the museum is on a very high hill. You can delight a very... More

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Helsinki
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The park itself is enough a visit. Enjoy the awesome view over the river Dnieper and of course the museum and huge statue.

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Norddeutschland
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493 helpful votes 493 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The statue itself is just another big sojwet time statue making clear who rules the place and is of little historcia or artisanal vaue. It does not get any more beautiful when you get closer, just a bit more impressive(opressive (depending on your personal thinkinhg). What is nice is the overview you have from there, Kiev lying to your feet... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We almost didn't go after 10 days in Kiev. Don't miss it. The Urkranian music playing and the surrounding parks and momuments are worth seeing.

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