The museum is the biggest in Ukraine in terms of its size and importance. On 21 June 1996, the museum bears the name of the Memorial complex The National Ukrainian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The main sculpture is the figure of a woman with a shield and a sword in hands – was made of slab stainless steel and erected on a 40-meter cone pedestal. The pedestal is 62 meters high from the bottom up to the point of the sword, the total height is 102 meters, and the weight is approximately 500 tons.
The Memorial takes 10 hectares and includes the Museum with the monument to Motherland, the main square with valley of hero-cities, sculptural compositions named Fording the Dnipro and Transfer of Weapons, Heroes of the Front and the Rear with bronze high relief compositions, Fire of Glory Cup, Exposition of Fighting Vehicles and Weaponry, as well as separate building with exhibitions of war relics named Tragedy and Valor of Afghanistan and Wars on Foreign Soil. Read more about the memorial on the official site and in Wikipedia.