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motherland (Kiev, Ukraine) – exhibition, work schedule, Address, phones.
The Motherland in Kiev is part of the complex of the memorial of the Ukrainian History of the National Museum in World War II. The sculpture itself is one of the highest in the world: along with the pedestal, in which, indeed, It is a museum, its height is 102 m (62 m without pedestal) e, From this point the, You have a view of the whole city.
Inside the pedestal, where the statue, They are located the exhibition halls of the museum, which contains only 3 story. This is where every year are held several solemn events dedicated to Victory Day.
Initially, it was planned that the sculpture height would 80 m, but the Kiev Metropolitan opposed this decision, as in such a scenario, the country will be above the bell tower of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. “We can not allow the gun is above the cross”, he said, and the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Vladimir Shcherbytsky, considered fair. Besides that, such decision was taken by the architects: the observance of balance at times was necessary for the overall architectural appearance of the city.
exist 2 observation decks at the statue, where tours are regularly held. One is in “foot” gives “country” a height of 36 m, And the second – a sword, at an altitude of 91, where an overview of the entire Kiev opens.