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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Address: Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
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Giant Soviet Sculpture

This enormous 62 metre staue towers over the museum complex near the Dnepr river. It can be reached easily by taxi or a 15 minute walk from the metro (Arsenalna). It holds a sword... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This enormous 62 metre staue towers over the museum complex near the Dnepr river. It can be reached easily by taxi or a 15 minute walk from the metro (Arsenalna). It holds a sword in its right hand and shield in its left hand. A viewing platform can be reached by lift. Try and see it kit up at night.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visit Kiev and don't go see the Rodina Mat it's almost the same that go to Rome and don't see the pope!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This ugly construction spoils beautiful view of hostorical Kiev hills. It was built in Brezhnev's times, last years of USSR. It's just a piece of Soviet propaganda.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

From the outside the statue is very impressive and also all of the sculptures of soilders located around the area. Very interesting military vehicles to view also. View is beautiful at any time of day and a great place to walk around. The Museum is well worth a visit, one of the better war memorial's I have been too and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful early morning pit stop to begin our stay in Kiev - within a nice park which is lovely to walk around in. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Motherland Statue sits above the Dnipro River and is one of the first memorable things you will see when coming into Kiev from KBP International. It is a huge statue made of stainless steel, slightly larger than our Statue of Liberty. It was given to the city of Kiev by the USSR and is part of the Museum of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it's a huge, impressive and very beautiful sculpture, located next to the Dnipro river. surrounded by a beautiful landscape, it has a war museum very close by that portrays the bravery and struggles that the Ukrainians/Russians went through. Both, the statue and the museum are definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited here along with the Great War Museum, a very impressive statue celebrating the USSR and its connection to Ukraine/Kiev after the Second World War, however makes you think about the present relationship with the recent and ongoing conflicts in the country a real place to reflect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As you come across the Dnipro river from the airport this is the first most visible landmark of Kiev along with the Lavra Monastery Complex. If you come at night it is quite a spectacular view of Kiev. This is a huge statue with a slightly smaller proportioned sword relative to the total height of the statue. In the years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Rodina Mat is a monomental statue celebrating the peoples victory over fascism. This Soviet-era monument is a reminder that it was the Soviet Union that defeated the Third Reich and saved the world from nazi dictatorship, a victory that came at a great price.

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