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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Address: Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: 0442859452
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Amazing Piece of Work

A massive statue that reflects the sunshine and also the night lights so well (when they put them on). You really must see this thing, it's great and also is surrounded by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A massive statue that reflects the sunshine and also the night lights so well (when they put them on). You really must see this thing, it's great and also is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. Lovely tranquil views over the river also. Check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The memorial itself is Soviet style, it is located a bit far from the metro, but it is easy to reach. I climbed all the way to the TOP (I went on the shield), it costs 300 UAH (~12 USD), and the view is astonishing. Such excursions are held every day at 10AM, sometimes at other time as well. Also,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would reccommend this only to those who are fond of Soviet architecture and sculpture. It´s gigantic and can be seen in the distance from many points in the city so there´s really no need to visit it.

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Thank giborny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place with the monumental Mother of the land. Excellent perk and nice army museum with the old tanks army jets and other army vehicles kids can hop on. Vast view of the city and the river and magnificent glimpses of The Lavra.

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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went right to the top. Unbelievable views from the top. The route to the top was interesting and professionally done by our guide. Well worth the ticket price.

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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Majestic soviet structure that provides and impressive sight, as well as interesting museum and astounding view of the surrounding beauty of Kyiv.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Information on the internet and in travel books say this place opens at 10:00am. We got there at 9:30am (so I could climb to the 'shield' area), waited until 10am, only to find out they decided to open at 11:00am that day. Decided not to wait around another hour....waste of time. Not knowing when they'll actually open in the morning,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climbing up in 30 degrees (July) was exhausting but the close-up view of the statue in the sun was definitely worth it. Other objects on the hill - the museum, the sculptures and war vehicles - were also interesting to watch. Very interesting place to visit, but don't forget to bring some water with you as there are no shops... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Better to look at from a distance. No reason to climb the hill. There is an outdoor military museum at the base of the statue however that's normal and everywhere in the Soviet Union. Worth a look if you haven't been to one of them yet.

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Thank James D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice square with a great view and a nice garden next to it. As I told, It's a "must see" thing in Kyiv.

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