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Mamayev Hill Monuments

Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd 400005, Russia
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Ranked #1 of 160 attractions in Volgograd
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Battlefields
Description: These momuments marks the area where the Soviet army defeated Hitler's army on the eastern front during World War II.
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While surprisingly run down in places, overall this monument is breath taking, along with the Russian Guards and grave of Vasiliy Zaitsev, the sniper.

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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Excellent monument. You can see the statue from many miles away. As you get closer, it gets larger and larger. Best site to see in volgograd, great insight into ww2

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Bangkok, Thailand
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220 reviews 220 reviews
109 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Mother Russia truly is a sight to behold. She gets bigger and bigger as you climb further and further up her hill and finally reach her toes. By the time you've gotten that far, you've already passed statues of soldiers and seen the Tomb of the Unknown. You finally reach Mother Russia, and stroll around her base. Yes, her face... More

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Volgograd, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I recommend to see the moment, when guards of honor are changing-every 2 hour I think. Monument is great, also you can visit little but very interesting war historical monument Rossoshki - it is 35 km from airport by car.

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Moscow, Russia
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510 reviews 510 reviews
285 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have to admit I only knew there was a huge statue of Motherland in Volgograd. I didn't expect the whole ensemble being masterfully arranged on Mamayev Hill. The visit was amazing. Firstly you only see the statue and one set of stairs and as you walk along, many of the other monuments appear before you. Large and very impressive... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

What a breath-taking location packed with Russian sculptures which are so powerful and monumental in scale; I have never seen anything like it. The changing of the guard is well worth a visit in the hall of the eternal flame, a circular building at the top of the site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The enormity of this edifice has to be seen to be appreciated, to quote the old phrase "photos do not do it justice". Then near the base of it is the grave of the famed sniper Vassily Zaitsev whose dying wish to be buried there was finally granted. Walking down the hill, which was once so poisoned by explosive residue... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The historical sights of Mamaev Hill, the monuments and the museum are all worth visiting to help understand the Battle of Stalingrad. For fun, visit the nearby canteen. The waitresses are dressed as Soviet soldiers, there are interesting wall decorations, and you can sample the soldiers stew (barley groats with pieces of meat) that the Soviet soldiers ate during the... More

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It's so impressive, and so well done - I don't think any monument can properly reflect the gratitude the world owes to the heroes of Stalingrad but this is a good start

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Very impressive! It's definitely worth a walk-through, and it's free. Lots of opportunities for cool photos.

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