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Mamaev Kurgan and "Motherland is calling!"

Mamaev Kurgan and "Motherland is calling!"

Years and decades will pass, new generations will replace us. But here, to the foot of the majestic Victory Monument, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the heroes will come. They will bring flowers and bring children here. Here, thinking about the past and dreaming about the future, people will remember those who died defending the eternal fire of life (the inscription on the stove at the entrance to Mamaev Kurgan)

The main height of Russia, where the fate of Russian civilization was decided. The place where a continuous battle was fought for 200 days. Eight times the enemy managed to break into the mound, and eight times the Red Army beat back a strategically important position. The height of "102,0" on the right bank of the Volga was a turning point in stories World War II. Here the greatest of battles in the history of humanity took place. Soviet soldiers stood to death here. It defined the future of this world. Here in mass graves lie the remains of over 34 thousands of soldiers and officers of the Red Army.

I suggest that readers take a sightseeing tour of Mamayev Kurgan, where half a century ago, under the direction of E. Vuchetich, a grand monument was erected to the “Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad”, better known by the people as “Motherland is calling!”. Signed place that has become one of the symbols of the Great Victory.

The review will present a compilation from photographic materials of several visits to Mamayev Kurgan - the reader will be able to see how this place looks like day and night, on holidays and weekdays. Even in the most usual cloudy morning, crowds of people visit the complex - it is quite difficult to choose the right angle so that no stranger is in the frame.

The historical memorial complex is located directly in the city, in the central part of Stalingrad. The popularity of the Motherland is extremely high - the parking lot of Mamayev Kurgan surprises with the variety of numbers in all regions of Russia. Indeed, there is something to see here - the main sculpture “The Motherland Calls!” Is twice the height of the American “Statue of Liberty” (85 vs. 46 meters).

Entrance area. We stand with our backs to the Volga, facing Kurgan - the enemy was advancing from this direction. On the way to the main monument you need to overcome the 200 granite steps - according to the number of days of the Battle of Stalingrad (not counting the inclined ramps and soaring alleys). Climbing the first group of steps, we get to Alley of pyramidal poplars.

Under the alley, at the foot of the mound, a railway line was laid - every Uralets or Siberian on the way to the Black Sea certainly passes by the Motherland. For May 9, dozens of red flags adorn the monument, which gives the place a special solemnity.

From the Alley of pyramidal poplars, climbing up to 6 meters on the three-mid-flight ladder, we get to the legendary Square "Those who stood to death!". The face of a soldier figure with a grenade brought over his head belongs to Marshal V.I. Chuikov, commander of the 62 Army, a man who directly led the defense of Stalingrad. One of the most photogenic places on Mamayev Kurgan, an essential attribute of all sets of postcards with a view of the city.

Our path lies upward - along the steep granite steps we rise closer to the sky. On both sides of the staircase, giant ruin walls with bas-reliefs depicting the defenders of the city rose up. Here, day and night, in the heat and blizzard, powerful loudspeakers broadcast the chronicle of the war years: messages from the Soviet Information Bureau, interrupted by the crackle of machine-gun bursts and howling aviation motors. Songs of the war years are played periodically.

... There are fierce battles at Stalingrad, our army reflects the numerous attacks of the enemy ...


New "location". Heroes' Square with six sculptural groups.
Most of the area is occupied by a rectangular pool in the granite shores. Due to the increasing incidence of blasphemous behavior of visitors, do not even think about defiling the monument, crawling up to the knees in water, and picking up numerous coins from the bottom - an immediate punishment will come from law enforcement officers. Never disturb the peace of fallen soldiers. Behave yourself with dignity - on Mamaev Kurgan, surveillance cameras are installed at every step.

On the right side of the pool are six massive sculptural compositions defenders of the city. The basis of all the works - the contrast of standing and defeated figures. The comrade is dead, and the sailor, picking up the last bunch of grenades, rushes towards the enemy. The standard-bearer is killed, but the strong hand of another fighter picked up the banner. A nurse with a wounded man on his shoulders ... instead of the fallen, new rows of fighters arise. Having stood, we will win! Particularly symbolic extreme, the sixth in a row sculpture: the soldiers tied up and threw the fascist hydra to the dustbin of world history.

This place is always surprisingly quiet. The wind fades and the sky is reflected in the smooth pool mirror. Already nothing will disturb the peace of the dead. Asleep heroes always watch their birch dreams.

The iron wind beat in the face, and they all went forward, and again a feeling of superstitious fear seized the enemy: did the people go on the attack, are they mortal?

The square ends and an impassable wall rises before us. On the bas-relief is the granite army of winners. Under the feet of Soviet soldiers, a gray mass of German prisoners. Fascist warriors would like to see the Volga? The Red Army gave them that opportunity.

The further way lies under the ground, we enter the realm of the dead. Behind the turn of the dark tunnel - the entrance to Hall of Military Glory.

Guard of honor. The hand holding the torch of the eternal flame ... But what is it? On the walls of the Pantheon are thirty-four huge mosaic panels from floor to ceiling. On each, in two rows, an endless list of the names of the fallen heroes stretches. You turn back in fear - and again the names, names, names ... And above them, on the ceiling is a star cluster of military orders.

The Hall of Fame is crowned by Guards: We were mere mortals, and few of us survived, but we all fulfilled our patriotic duty to Holy Motherland.

Mamaev Kurgan is one of the few places in Russia where the guard of honor keeps watch. Fasting at the Eternal Flame and another one at the exit from the pantheon. Bearing, becoming, posture - all at the highest level. Every time the change of the guard of honor causes an incredible excitement among visitors - the soldiers march, clearly typing a step, through a half of the barrow.

Unfortunately, the exact time and frequency of changing the guard could not be established (according to his own feelings - about 40 minutes). Usually during the excursion to Mamaev Kurgan (a couple of hours at least) you can repeatedly observe this fascinating rite.

Going up the spiral of the ramp, we leave the Hall of Military Glory and get to a new level - Square of sorrow. Sad is the place. Quiet pond, weeping willows. The figure of the mother, bent over the dead son.
In front of the Square of Sorrow, from where a breathtaking view of the lower levels of the mound opens, Marshal Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov rests. The only Soviet marshal, who bequeathed to bury himself not in Moscow, but in a mass grave, next to his soldiers, in the city that he had once defended.

Serpentine Alley soars upward, to where the figure “Motherland Calls!” Shines in the sun’s rays. Under the green lawns of the hill lie mass graves of Soviet soldiers. A long line of memorable granite slabs. To the Hero of the Soviet Union, Sergeant Abdirov Nurken. Eternal glory! To the Hero of the Soviet Union, Captain Baranov, Mikhail Dmitrievich. Eternal glory!

We are coming.

The most terrible inscription. She was just 18 ...

Another turn of the alley - and we are at the top of the mound! Here the giant figure "Motherland is calling!" - A modern interpretation of the ancient goddess of victory, Nika, which calls upon her sons and daughters to repel the enemy and continue the further offensive.

One of the Seven Wonders of Russia. 5500 tons of concrete and 2400 tons of metal structures are resting on a 16 meter foundation embedded at the top of a hill. The mass of basement plates and reinforcements - 16 000 tons. The amount of preparatory excavation work required to install a unique sculpture - 1 million cubic meters.

The thickness of the reinforced concrete wall of the statue does not exceed 25-30 centimeters - the Motherland Motherboard frame is a complex cellular structure welded from angular steel (3 x 3 x 4 meter cells). The required structural rigidity is ensured by 99 with tensioned steel cables.

The sword, a length of 33 meter and a mass of 14 tons, was originally a steel frame sheathed in titanium sheets. The high “sail” of the sword caused its strong swinging in the wind - excessive mechanical stress led to the deformation of the structure, an unpleasant grinding of metal sheets appeared. In 1972, the sword blade was replaced with a frameless one, made entirely of steel. Shorter (28 m), with holes to reduce windage and dampers to damp oscillations from wind loads.

Inside the Motherland there are stairs that allow you to climb the whole height and penetrate into any part of the statue's internal volume, including the head, hands and scarves. Through the hole in the right hand, you can even penetrate into the cavity of the sword and climb the ladder along its entire length.

Secret door

We are standing at the foot of a huge statue, offering an impressive panorama of the city, the bend of the great river and the endless Trans-Volga steppes. The one who controlled the Mamayev Kurgan, controlled the entire central part of Stalingrad and the crossings of the 62 Army. Any description fades before what happened here 70 years ago ...

Mamaev kurgan. Normal day in winter 1942-43

Usually, excursions end at this place - tired visitors begin their way back to the foot of the mound. But, we, as curious people, will continue the study of the military memorial. We turn to the other side of the hill and go through the park directly to the tower of the television and radio center. (Wow! The reverse side of the mound is completely canopy and is a plain slowly flowing into a steppe covered with ravines).

Next to the radio tower, besides the VIP hotel, there is a small attraction - a platform with military vehicles. Combined hodgepodge of aviation and armored vehicles of various eras. The author was able to identify the Il-2 attack aircraft, MiG-15, -17 fighters, MiG-21 “spark”, rapid MiG-23, combat training “Albatross”, a couple tanks T-34, modern infantry fighting vehicles, BRDM and armored personnel carrier. In general, a good prospect for those who like to shoot military equipment.

There is a really scary place nearby. The real Russian “Arlington” is a military cemetery with endless rows of stone slabs.
And there is a WALL nearby. A terrible wall of black polished marble with tens of thousands of names. A copy of the Washington Memorial of Vietnam Veterans.

Alas, few of the visitors to the memorial complex realize the existence of this military burial. People prefer to admire the opened panorama of Volgograd, enthusiastically flipping the camera shutter at the foot of the Motherland, without tiring themselves with mournful thoughts about the mass grave, which, in fact, is the whole Mamaev Kurgan.

Well, now it remains to go along the familiar route to the foot of the mound, where we have to say goodbye to our dear readers. A day later, under the wheel restart, the train will rush at the foot of the 102,0 altitude and take off into the vast expanses of Russia.

There will be only MAMAYEV KURGAN. Eternally living memory in the hearts of the Russian people.

Life goes on!

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  1. Vanek
    Vanek 5 June 2013 08: 44
    Many thanks to the author for the photo.

    I’ll go in the summer, I’ll definitely go. Photo fotami, but firsthand, yes ...

    1. omsbon
      omsbon 5 June 2013 09: 41
      Quote: Vanek
      I’ll go in the summer, I’ll definitely go.

      I'm also going to, around the first half of July.
    2. Gari
      Gari 5 June 2013 12: 16
      Quote: Vanek
      Many thanks to the author for the photo.

      I join great photos thanks
      My grandfather of the former border guard was carried out on a stretcher in Stalingrad, as a souvenir for life, fragments all over his body remained, he didn’t often like to remember, but sometimes he spoke sparingly
      I think it's time to rename Stalingrad again
      1. il grand casino
        il grand casino 6 June 2013 22: 51
        My grandfather also fought in Stalingrad. Although he is not one of those parts, after the war he brought his family there. City restore, establish life. Apparently something was left in my heart, although I was near Moscow, and took Berlin on the Kursk Bulge ...
    3. mansur
      mansur 6 June 2013 01: 05
      Quote: Vanek

      Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten
  2. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 5 June 2013 08: 49
    A magnificent memorial complex, fully consistent with the greatness of the victory won on the banks of the Volga, as well as the heroism and greatness of the feat of people who broke the ridge to a bunch of invading armies led by fascist Germany.
  3. Dima190579
    Dima190579 5 June 2013 08: 53
    ETERNAL MEMORY OF HEROES !. Very good review and great photos. Thanks to the author for the article and for the photo tour.
  4. kazssr
    kazssr 5 June 2013 09: 22
    no words, some emotions, ETERNAL MEMORY AND GLORY TO HEROES !!!!!!!!!! +++++++++
  5. Skiff
    Skiff 5 June 2013 09: 31
    Thanks to the author, I am proud and remember!
    I’ll definitely go and bow to my ancestors and bring my son together.
  6. omsbon
    omsbon 5 June 2013 09: 36
    Great photos! Many thanks to the author!
    Great monument - great victory!
    Thanks to those who service this complex to prevent its aging and dilapidation.
  7. ICT
    ICT 5 June 2013 09: 37
    here's a continuation of the topic worthy essay on one song
    1. LION
      LION 6 June 2013 22: 44
      Yes, they just sawed the birch, there is no money for watering plants in Volgograd, as in anything else. Only Mamaev Kurgan remained in Volgograd, the city is in complete shit (and with a capital letter). I wanted to write indecent, but my husband does not allow.
  8. Matt eversmann
    Matt eversmann 5 June 2013 09: 46
    Many thanks to the author for the report! Mamaev Kurgan is one of the most beautiful places of the hero city of Volgograd. Thanks to this memorial complex, it is impossible to underestimate the victory in the battle for the Volga and its overall contribution to the victory over fascism. Proud that I can be there every day.
  9. Stoic
    Stoic 5 June 2013 10: 05
    Dear forum users.
    In Volgograd, a modern landscaped park named after Heydar Aliyev, who will be presented to residents of the city on the Volga by representatives of the business community of Azerbaijan.
    Of course, I do not consider myself entitled to intervene in the economic ties of the Volgograd region and the business ties of its governor, Sergei Bozhenov, but I have the right to recall that Heydar Aliyev, whose name the park will be named and whose monument will “decorate” Volgograd, was deserter who avoided his father from participating in the Second World War.
    How ethical is it to erect a monument to the deserter in a city that has become famous in history as a symbol of courage for the entire Soviet people?
    1. Savva30
      Savva30 5 June 2013 11: 53
      There is already a monument in Astrakhan, people were against it, but Bozhenov didn’t give a damn. Salvage he does on this. Volgograd residents need to stop this topic in the bud, I will be very happy if at least you manage to stop this ... you would say yes.
    2. LION
      LION 6 June 2013 22: 47
      Totally agree.
  10. Vanek
    Vanek 5 June 2013 10: 29
    I found it. Scale 1:35.
  11. Normal
    Normal 5 June 2013 10: 30
    Eternal memory to the soldiers will put their heads in the Battle of Stalingrad. Glory to honor the defenders of the Fatherland

    But tell me, I alone see and understand that such a sculpture would never have been installed at the top of the Mamaev Kurgan at Stalney?
    WHERE is calling? Not figuratively, but literally.
    The sculpture is installed so that by its impulse, its aspiration is directed towards the Volga !! With a raised sword, an invitingly outstretched hand and a head turned to the north-west with a distorted brutal face, the sculpture "burst" to the east, to the Volga and carries away those who are striving to the Volga from the west.
    This monument is a symbol, but in symbolism there are no trifles.
    So I think that the author under Stalin would go to the forest to blame for such work.
    1. Santa Fe
      5 June 2013 11: 35
      Quote: Normal
      The sculpture is set so that with its impulse, its desire is directed to the Volga !!

      Mother Motherland does not stand by Feng Shui, looks east)) Yes, Mother Motherland is a visionary woman - she has already prepared for the battle with China

      In fact, this question is asked by people who consider themselves more carefully than anyone else. The sculpture stands, as it stands - otherwise it was not put. If we check the direction of the gaze of each monument, we will accept Islam and will bow to Mecca (I wonder how Muslims have solved the problem of round land?)

      ps / Kiev Motherland from the Second World War Museum generally looks directly at Moscow)))
  12. waisson
    waisson 5 June 2013 10: 35
    Born in Volgograd on his significant day on February 2, I’m happy for my city and I can say that in addition to the Mamaev Kurgan, there are a number of places connected with the Great Patriotic War that are worth visiting.
  13. Kahlan amnell
    Kahlan amnell 5 June 2013 10: 41
    Every time I visit Mamaev Kurgan, I feel a thrill of the soul, sorrow and pride for our people, and cry. Sons, when my husband and I brought them small for the first time (the eldest was 7, the middle 4 was about a year old), even then they, kids, felt the special significance of this place, its special sacredness and supermissibility.
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 5 June 2013 10: 43
    Just explain to me, maybe I am one such dense person?
    I am 24 years old, I live in St. Petersburg
    And only now I find out that in Russia there is such a MIRACLE
    what a pity that our authorities do not show, even in films
    Bondarchuk's STALINGRAD movie is now coming out in September
    You can watch the trailer online!
    I hope the film will be worthy !!!
    1. sq
      sq 5 June 2013 11: 36
      I'm sorry for you boyfriend. Earlier, under the UNION, almost all maps (automobile, tourist) were marked with memorable places. and not only so global.
      and Mamaev Kurgan is not a miracle of the world, THIS IS OUR MEMORY !!!!
      Do not be compared to the Amers and Europeans. There are many thousands of such mounds where it would be necessary to erect monuments, from Lviv, Brest, Bialystok to Leningrad, Moscow and the Caucasus, from the Arctic to the Black Sea. And to visit such places it is necessary not to be an idle onlooker-tourist, who is more important than thousands of tons of laid concrete and meters of height, a river of spilled blood, but to go there like in the TEMPLE. If you don’t harden your soul, you will feel that you are changing yourself, you are cleansing yourself of mental dirt.
      drive around Peter, or rather walk, try to see what the years have hidden.
    2. LION
      LION 5 June 2013 11: 42
      You are a smaller young man watching the monitor and try to read books.
    3. Marek Rozny
      Marek Rozny 5 June 2013 20: 56
      Quote: SPIRITofFREEDOM
      Just explain to me, maybe I am one such dense person?
      I am 24 years old, I live in St. Petersburg
      And only now I find out that in Russia there is such a MIRACLE

      I have no words ... how can you not know about this ???
      1. sq
        sq 6 June 2013 16: 41
        Amerovskaya system in training in action.
        "notebooks in a circle" and "globus urkaini" can pass from the category of anecdotes into reality.
  15. goody
    goody 5 June 2013 10: 54
    That's where I’ll definitely go along the way to the sea in July ...
  16. sys-1985
    sys-1985 5 June 2013 11: 22
    The photos are good, but when you see it firsthand .. goosebumps ..
  17. Bigriver
    Bigriver 5 June 2013 11: 33
    Was there a green kid 33 years ago.
    The impression remained for life.
  18. RoadRunner
    RoadRunner 5 June 2013 11: 49
    It’s not possible to go there yourself (maybe you’ll be lucky sometime),
    but I always really wanted it. Many thanks to the author for the "excursion article",
    It turned out fine, and even a little more.
    Especially the text itself is not just a dry set of words, but live speech.
  19. Yura
    Yura 5 June 2013 11: 53
    Thank you very much for the material!
    Eternal memory to the fallen heroes.
  20. Parabellum
    Parabellum 5 June 2013 12: 16
    I live in Volgograd. I visit Mamaev Kurgan almost every week, but this sight never gets boring. Only there you understand the greatness of the feat of our grandfathers. The Pantheon is generally an amazing sight, it just gets sad from the number of names on the walls and from the understanding that this is only a small fraction of the Heroes of that war.
    Eternal memory to the fallen.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 5 June 2013 18: 12
      Quote: Parabellum
      I live in Volgograd. I visit Mamaev Kurgan almost every week, but this sight never gets boring.
      Eternal memory to the fallen.
      For mom, Mamaev is a personal pain. There in October 42 killed ordinary Zinovy ​​Trituz, mother's uncle. That is fate. Stalingrad was drafted in the fall of 41, fought near Voronezh, and died in his city. You can’t imagine it.
      We, as a family, until the 15 of mine, went to Mamaev every year. But for my father, for some reason, the most valuable monument was to Khusyanov on the embankment. He was placed before the war and he survived the Battle. The explosion was dropped from the pedestal and remained almost intact.
  21. igordok
    igordok 5 June 2013 12: 43
    It's to blame, I was not in Stalingrad (Volgograd), but the desire to go there is constantly eating.
    At many mass graves, the ranks of both a Red Army soldier and a private are present, depending on the time of the death of the soldier. In the above pictures, only ranks are present. After all, many soldiers died before January 6, 1943, when the "Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of January 6, 1943 on the introduction of new insignia in the Red Army" was adopted.
    In the photograph below, the obelisk at the burial place of soldiers who died in 1941. and 1944g.
  22. Kerch
    Kerch 5 June 2013 12: 51
    Just explain to me, maybe I am one such dense person?
    I am 24 years old, I live in St. Petersburg
    And only now I find out that in Russia there is such a MIRACLE
    what a pity that our authorities do not show, even in films
    Bondarchuk's STALINGRAD movie is now coming out in September
    You can watch the trailer online!
    I hope the film will be worthy !!!

    The reproach is not for you personally, but everyone knows about the statue of liberty
    1. Raphael_83
      Raphael_83 5 June 2013 18: 37
      Christ the Redeemer forgotten in Rio wink
  23. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 5 June 2013 13: 48
    Mamaev Kurgan has always fascinated.

    No matter how many people come there during the period of service in Volgograd, one never remains indifferent. Everything around us hits the brain.
    An unforgettable experience.
    One can feel the PRICE paid by the people for the Victory. In the Hall of Military Glory, both youth and children are quiet.
    There is a feeling of UNITY not only of all those present, but also with past generations. This is where the young need not say anything, and so everything is clear.
    You feel very unusual when you go down to the city after the memorial.

    Low bow to the winners.

    Divorce of the guard of honor - in the best traditions of the Kremlin in front of the mausoleum in Moscow (who still remembers).
    If you happen to be there, do not forget to throw a coin.
  24. helix
    helix 5 June 2013 16: 02
    Been there recently. Very impressed. And the panorama museum is excellent.
  25. Kostya pedestrian
    Kostya pedestrian 5 June 2013 18: 18
    Photo class, thanks to the author for a fascinating journey! Three notes:
    1. not "the kingdom of the dead", I would say, a step into the future for the warriors and defenders of the city, who defended our great country, and defended our people from the German bloody yoke.
    2. One of the six figures in a quilted jacket, it really resembles the legendary actor Ulyanov, who played Marshal Zhukov in many Soviet films
    3. In the book "Miroslav prince Dregovichi", the place of the modern mound is described as the place of the battle of the Russian warriors with the Pechenegs back in 1000 some year, where they had to winter, and many stay in this steppe forever.

    Glory to the heroes!
  26. Raphael_83
    Raphael_83 5 June 2013 18: 45
    Thanks, Oleg, thanks. The selection is great, and the accompanying text ... as if he himself had been there.
    It was last year, when I went to visit my work colleague in the summer (she also reduced it). Impressions were incredible, natural temple in the open. With uv. hi
  27. Black
    Black 5 June 2013 18: 54
    On the front side of the 10th step, in white letters written in oil paint, large - "For our Soviet Motherland!" ... every year some grandmother renews the inscription, buying paint from her pension ...

    A week ago, the city hall cut down a dried birch .... the famous Agashin birch ...
    There is no money in the city hall for watering ....
  28. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 5 June 2013 19: 00
    Our SOLDIERS AND OFFICERS HAVE GIVEN OUR LIVES so that we can remain a free people.
    And the memory of them and their exploits is the best we can do for them.
    It was a terrible time, human life was like the light of a candle-blew and there is none.
  29. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 5 June 2013 20: 43
    Thank you Oleg Kaptsov!
    I saw the Mother Heroine only from the door of the heat chamber when we were going to firing. And my father never visited there. Although I wanted to. My father fought in Stalingrad, in 62 armies. There he became an officer and a communist. I sometimes think, could we repeat the feat of our fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers to someone? Oh, not sure.
  30. Selendis
    Selendis 5 June 2013 21: 51
    Volgograd ... Mamaev Kurgan, Panorama, tank towers, rebuilt factories, a city 80 km long or more, monuments, memory and pain ... Heartache, pain of memory, pain in the eyes of old people, one of the most severe scars on the chest of Russia. .. An industrial city, a city in which there are still patriots, in these places they always remain ... But war, war does not change, like the pain in the souls of those who remember it or seek the memory of this war ...
    1. LION
      LION 5 June 2013 22: 43
  31. koley7
    koley7 5 June 2013 22: 30
    Glory to the victorious warriors who gave their lives for our Motherland! And thanks to the author for a good selection of photos
  32. tanker75
    tanker75 5 June 2013 22: 38
    My daughter went to the train to Nalchik by train, called up in the morning, Volgograd says soon, well, I naturally said, look, then tell me. The child was simply amazed! It’s difficult in life to surprise anyone, but here ...
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  34. NebeL
    NebeL 6 June 2013 07: 39
    As soon as I have a vacation I’m going to Mamaev Kurgan!
  35. agent
    agent 7 June 2013 14: 41
    Eternal memory to the fallen heroes !!!
    Glory to Russia!!!
  36. shura.mekishin
    shura.mekishin 12 June 2013 17: 38
    Glory to Russia! You can’t but agree! Glory to the heroes! The photos are good! Thanks to the author!
  37. Stalingradec
    Stalingradec 20 March 2014 22: 42
    Not long ago I passed by the monument on Freedom Square (this is the Krasnoarmeisky district of Volgograd) for reference: The monument is located on the territory of the Old Sarepta federal museum-reserve. There are buried Red Army soldiers who died in the battles of the Civil and Great Patriotic War. I am sure about this Very few people know the monument even in our city. So, five guys drove a can of beer right at the mass grave! Under the windows of the military enlistment office!
    He asked them to leave. They did not obey. They swore. He applied adequate methods of influence. They left, but in my opinion they did not understand nichrome.
    And on the occasion of Mamaev Kurgan, on May 9, every year we go with my son to Mamaev Kurgan, then to the Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad (the son is a fan of weapons, and there it is! You can touch it!). Max is 9 years old. And emu is interesting.
  38. sanyabasik
    sanyabasik April 21 2015 12: 38
    And I am proud that I took the Oath and graduated from Kachi on the Mamaev Kurgan. And farewell to the Banner - and now goosebumps ..
  39. akochalov
    akochalov 1 March 2018 01: 45
    I was first amazed, and then fascinated. Yes, of course, these are not modern nanotechnological buildings, but despite this, the memorial complex is striking in its scope, attention to details, hidden meanings and the number of destinies that are woven into the history of its creation, the history of Stalingrad. The guide Larisa not only showed firsthand everything that she described here
    php but also told a lot of amazing moments that I still comprehend ...
  40. vlg134
    vlg134 16 May 2020 13: 06
    A lot of time has passed since the writing of the article; in recent years, an action has been held on Mamaev Kurgan “The Light of the Great Victory” - light installation at the Mother Motherland monument. I haven’t seen anything like it before: https: //xn----7sbabihl6bmbs7a1b.xn--p1ai/svet-velikpy-pobedy
    Be sure to come to Volgograd on Victory Day!