Mother Motherland - Kiev, Ukraine - Stock Image

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Mother of the Fatherland (Ukrainian: Батьківщина-Мати) or, and more commonly referred to as, 'Mother of the Motherland' (Russian: Родина-мать) is a monumental statue in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The sculpture is a part of Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev.

Designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich, the stainless steel statue stands 62 m (203 ft) tall upon the museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m (335 ft) and weighing 560 tons. The sword in the statue's right hand is 16 m (52 ft) long weighing 9 tons, with the left hand holding up a 13 by 8 m (43 by 26 ft) shield with the State Emblem of the Soviet Union.

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