Родина-мать зовёт! – The Motherland Calls! Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan–hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, sacrifice, and heroism of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. This monument is the representation of a call to take up arms against the German ...
An Unexpected Discovery: Tsereteli’s Museum-Studio Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown spots – I was not disappointed. On Gruzinskaya Square, not far from Barrikadnaya metro station, there is a line of ginormous statues across ...
Unusual Statues and Monuments in St Petersburg When you think of statues and monuments in St Petersburg, the grand Медный всадник (The Bronze Horseman) may spring to mind… But in recent years local artists have contributed some more unusual statues and monuments to the cities architectural landscape. Take left right off Невский проспект ‘Nevsky prospect’ ...