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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #1
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Mother Russia statue

I have known about this statue for a long time but haven't seen many photos of it. Also known as Mother of Russia, Rodina Mat' Zovyot! (Mother Motherland is calling), this statue is located on Mamayev Kurgan, a memorial complex on top of a hill near Volgograd, Russia, where the Battle of Stalingrad took place.

It was formerly the tallest statue in the world - overtaking the Statue of Liberty in 1967 with its steel sword reaching 82 m, the statue itself is 52 m high. It is made of concrete, and there are no foundations or pilings, the statue is held on the plinth by its own weight. The sword is 90 feet long and 14 tons. The scarf blowing away behind her neck is 250 tons.

It was overtaken by an even lesser known statue, the Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha) statue near Tokyo. That statue is 120 m, and will be overtaken itself by the Chief Crazy Horse memorial in America (some 170-200 m high)

Anyway, here are some pics. An article in a structures book I own remarks "she is somewhat sparsely clad." I might point out this statue may hold the record for largest breasts in the world.











Huge pics at this site: http://maruska.dyndns.org/meeting/20...stalingrado.ep
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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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You're right, she certainly has an excellent pair. Too bad they're not natural. ;p
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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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huge statue

seems like from a scifi movie
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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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It so very huge how can build ;;
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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #5
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She's also got thunder thighs, but it's certainly a stirring monument. I love it.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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She's one big girl. Looks good.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #7
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Biggest breast ever
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #8
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amazing! i like this statue
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #9
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Old February 15th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #10
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I've always loved this statue. I guess it's very underrated (because its in Russia, or that's its not in a city?)
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:34 AM   #11
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Seen it before, and still am impressed! Utterly massive!
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Eugeny Plushenko is from this city.Nice city (former Stalingrad).
There are a lot of tourists from all over the world there
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #13
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MOther Motherland in Kiev, 102m




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Old June 8th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #14
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I don't like that huge statue. It's too bombastic. It commemorates itself, not the fallen.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #15
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I had never even heard of it until a month or two ago.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #16
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The first one is gigantic piece of art, the second one is gigantic piece of ........
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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #17
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Beautiful statue another wonder of the world IMO 10/10
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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #18
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I don't like this statue much ...
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Old June 15th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #19
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majestic but not very nice, it gives a sense of decadence, don't know why....
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Old June 15th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #20
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First one is crap! Second one in nice!
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