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Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Nation's Mother is a 335-foot titanium goddess that towers above Kiev's right bank of the Dnipro River. With a sword and shield in her hands, bearing the hammer and sickle, she can be seen from different parts of the capital. There are two elevators...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We wandered around the nice parkland surrounding the statue, it was really awe-inspiring, one of those huge Eastern European statue. The rest of the sculptures in the park are also worth looking at, just a nice place to chill out and relax.

Thank sarahhcfe
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This 102 metres stern and breathtaking statue of the Motherland stands high and mighty, overlooking the wide Dnjepr river. It is incredibly impressive, in a part of Kiev that is impressive already. Take a lift to the top of the statue, but do not forget...More

Thank Roy v
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The park was absolutely fantastic to walk through. The monument is breathtaking, and the museums really interesting, especially if you are interested in military history (and even if not, definitely worth taking a look). Really close to the Lavra monestary (few minutes walk), so you...More

Thank Inna S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Now this is what i call a stunning monument that has to be seen to be appreciated. Easy access from the city and not to be missed

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 4 August 2018

It is huge and expresses its prime objective, it is located on top of a hill where it would be seen from most of the city. A prime example of soviet self-glorification and stands to remind the joined Ukraine history with former USSR.

Thank D L
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This building was built to celebrate a visit of Chairman Breshniev in the 1980's. It was phenomenally expensive. It was to be the tallest human statue anywhere, brandishing a sword. BUT the sword had to be cut back as the Orthodox Metropolitan would not agree...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing monument to greed of comunism. Build statue of this proportion during famine requires some guts. Statue is really monumental and offers view deck (closed during winter) and also military museum in its base.

Thank SpejsK
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

You can see the motherland statue from a long way off. It is only when you get close that the enormity of the structure becomes clear. Definitely worth a visit when in Kiev

Thank dave m
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Not expensive, impressive, museum around it, all worth it but most info are in russian/ukrain?. A wery big place and clean, bring water along.

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