Mother Russia And The Soviet Pride of Stalingrad

September 23, 2013

A little out of the city central of Volgograd, formerly named Stalingrad, after the Soviet leader, opposite a large sporting complex, on the hill known as Mamayev Kurgan is a vast monument, built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad.

Two hundred steps, symbolizing the 200 days of the Battle of Stalingrad, lead from the bottom of the hill to the monument.

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Inside the Hall of War Glory, soliders stand to attention with the Eternal Flame representing the unforgotten heroes. 

Couples walk past seemingly unending lists of the names of those who fought and died for their country. 

A little closer into town a Soviet style war museum stands by the river's edge. 

The statue, Motherland Calls statue stands proudly 85m high, perched on a hill high above the city.