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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Address: Zapeshchernaya St., Kiev, Ukraine
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+380 44 285 9452
10:00 - 17:00
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A great relic of the Soviet Times.

Being a great lover of these Soviet monuments this is truly a colossus. They say that certain percentage of the population want it removed but that has happened to often else... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a great lover of these Soviet monuments this is truly a colossus. They say that certain percentage of the population want it removed but that has happened to often else where. It's history its great you'll never get monuments like this again. look on in awe.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic tour and certainly worth a visit. We were so lucky to get a chance to climb Mother Russia to the top and the views were amazing. The museum is fantastic and I cannot recommend this enough!

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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stainless steel statue stands 62 m tall upon the museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m. You can see it from many places in Kiev but the most amazing view is from the other side of river Dnieper. Please pay attention that shield of the monument is still showing the state emblem of the Soviet Union. You can visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say the grandest architectural legacy of Soviet Union in Kiev. A lot of people (and public politicians too) wants to get rid of many soviet symbols there (museum and outdoors), including the coat of arms on the shield. So chances are that this monument sees its last days in the original state.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gigantic Sovie-era monument, Motherland stood over the Museum of The History of Ukraine in World War II. The monument is so large that one can see it from afar coming over the bridge from the airport. Getting to the monument and the museum requires about a 30-min walk from Maidan Nezalezhnosti. It is close to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra monastery... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Rodina Mat, the Mother of Kyiv. It is a huge austere statue towering over the city surrounded by beautiful parkland and an eclectic collection of Sovietesque art sculptures and military monuments. You can walk from the city center in about an hour and a lot of it is through a lovely park. The views are amazing from Roding... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Typical Soviet era monument. Much history here. The museum gives a bit of a different view than what most provincial Americans tend to think. Its good to see things from a different perspective and learn from other cultures.

Thank fist64149
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I liked this place so much!! Wonderful place, great monument! Will go there again for sure! Recommend to visit this place!

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Kaposvar, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this monument the last night at Kiev. The weather was rainy during the day so there were clouds and some fog which made the place even more atmospheric. I totally recommend it as a must see sightseeing if yoy are visiting Kiev.

Thank MariamLi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The museum was built in soviet times and has really interesting architecture which reflects soviet aesthetics. There are two halls which take you through the war in chronological order showing contributions of soviet citizens to the war efforts. There are also smaller exhibits about the Afghan War. Definitely worth a visit, particularly in the winter. If you will take photos,... More 

Thank Jason G

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