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Motherland Monument statue

24 Lavrska str., Kiev, Ukraina

Motherland Monument is a part of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich, the height of stainless steel statue from the pedestal to the end of the sword is 62 (203 ft) meters, overall height is 102 (335 ft) meters and weight is around 500 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. The sword of the statue was cut because the tip of the sword was higher than the cross of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

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