Photos Rodina Mat Kiev
Photos Rodina Mat Kiev

Photos - Rodina Mat Kiev

The 62m high Rodina Mat Motherland Statue, locally as Brezhnev’s Daughter, towers over the city of Kiev and is visible from many parts of town. It is probably one of the largest Soviet statues, together with the Motherland statue in Volgograd. We visited Rodina Mat together with Museum of the Great Patriotic War when we were in Kiev in 2006.

The Museum of the Great Patriotic War itself is a typical Soviet museum displaying the suffering of the Soviet people and heroics of the Red Army during World War II. Outside is a giants sculpture complex depicting various battles during the war. There is also an outdoor exposition where Soviet tanks, aircraft canons, rockets and other military hardware is displayed. A museum and monument dedicated to the war in Afghanistan was added to the complex later. Inside the statue is a large room with the names of the hero’s of the Soviet Union on in scripted in the walls and frescos on the ceiling. Rodina Mat is right next door from the Cave Monastery Pecherska Lavra, Kiev’s most famous tourist attraction, the two make an ideal combination for a day programme.

Kiev - War memorial complex

Great Patriotic War memorial complex with Motherland monument

Kiev - Motherland monument

Front view if the giant motherland monument in Kiev Ukraine

Kiev - Motherland monument

The sun behind the motherland statue at Rodina Mat Complex

Kiev - War memorial complex

Soviet Great Patriotic War memorial complex with sculptures

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Sculpture gallery for the heroes of the front and the rear

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with Red Army infantry attacking

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with civilians mourning the dead

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with heroic Soviet partisans

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with Soviet border guards attacking

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with factory workers producing arms

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with decorated red army soldier

Kiev - World War II sculpture gallery

Rodina Mat Sculpture gallery with farmers working the land

Kiev - Fording the Dnieper Sculpture

Sculpture of a Katyusha rocket launcher with red army soldiers

Kiev - Fording the Dnieper Sculpture

Red army soldiers depicting during the battle for the Dnieper

Kiev - Fording the Dnieper Sculpture

Red army soldiers depicting during the battle for the Dnieper

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