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Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev

Motherland Monument with the museum inside

Motherland Monument with the museum inside

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.

Statues at the memorial complex

Statues at the memorial complex

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.

On the territory of the memorial

On the territory of the memorial

Shield in the left hand

Shield in the left hand

Sword in the right hand

Sword in the right hand

Sculpture

Sculpture

Statues at the memorial complex

Statues at the memorial complex

The Dnepr river

The Dnepr river

Fragment of the sculptural composition in the memorial complex

Heroes of the Front and the Rear. Border Guards composition

Glory cup

Glory cup

Exposition of Fighting Vehicles and Weaponry

Exposition of Fighting Vehicles and Weaponry

Giant bowl "The Glory Flame"

Giant bowl "The Glory Flame"

The Memorial complex

The Memorial complex

Panorama view from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Panorama view from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

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