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Great Patriotic War Museum Private Tour in Kiev
"This is unique and very informative 2-hour private excursion of one of the most important historical monuments of Ukraine – the Great Patriotic War Museum. The museum tour combines visiting one of the most fascinating places of Kiev together with viewing located at the area of 11 ha contains numerous exhibits of World War II. Being opened on May 9th 1981 the museum is the exact place where you can find out many details of the fight against the Nazis in WWII.World famous monument of the Motherland also well-known as Rodina Mat’ will be the first thing for you to see during the excursion. The monument is on the list of the tallest statues of the world being 62 meters tall and standing on a 40-meter pedestal. For comparison the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York is 46 meters tall and stands on a 47-meter pedestal. Informative materials and documents of World War II contained in the pedestal of the Motherland sculpture are the main exposition of the museum. D
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Kiev - Park of Eternal Glory and Museum Tour
"Tour will visit the tomb of the Soviet time unknown soldier and over 30 graves of Soviet military men who took part in defense of Kiev in 1941 and its liberation in 1943. One of them was first tank man entering Kiev on the day of its liberation in 194 Stalingrad Kursk the siege of Leningrad holocaust and other events. The hall of glory under the 102-m tall sculpture of the Mother-Native land has over 10 thousand names of Soviet heroes inscribed in gold. The top name is Marshal’s Zhukov who was military commander of Kiev in 1940 and c""Enjoy the time to know the most interesting about Ukraine and its role in WWII and Ukrainian military man who take the activity in different military conflict.
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WWII Museum and The Motherland Monument 3-Hour Tour from Kiev
"During this tour you will have a great opportunity to climb up the Motherland Monument a famous statue in Kiev. At the top of the monument you can enjoy the beautiful views of the city and enjoy a well-deserved rest. On this tour you have 2 options – either climb up to 40 meters or go the whole way up to 90 meters.You will also visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The museum which is continually replenished includes more than 300000 exhibits. In addition to numerous temporary exhibits permanent exhibitions include “Tragedy and Valor of Afghanistan” and “Wars on Foreign Soil”."
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Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Extensive grounds with sculptures and ex-army machine (tanks, anti-aircraft guns etc...) and of course has Rodina Mat looking over it. Including the museum you really need a minimum of half a day here.

The museum is huge and has a very coprehensive collection - Ukraine suffered massively in WWII.

I wandered around this rather sombre museum, my footsteps interrupting the silence as I moved from one gloomy hall to the next, looking at the shocking and morbid exhibits.

The hall with the small child's POW shirt and the tiny manacles, together with the bone crunching machine and the gloves made from human skin...

...and then we went upstairs and more huge halls sprawled out - I felt a weight of the disturbing history I was seeing and so, depressed I went up Rodina and then off for lunch in a lighter atmosphere.


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Nov 07, 2011

Grounds Museum of the Great Patriotic War

To get to the museum you must walk through the vast, well ordered grounds that contain helicopters, tanks, planes, tanks, lorries, loaders, anti aircraft and tanks (did I mention talks?), Soviet sculpture.... The grounds are positively dripping with realist sculptures of men and women and war and guns and CCCP and men with guns and scenes of war and people of war....

The grounds are open to all and free and if you get up early it is a wonderful place to watch the sun come up - very atmospheric and dramatic.

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Nov 07, 2011

Great Patrotic War Museum

This is a huge place, close to the river and overlooked by the immense Rodina Mat statue. Outside there are plenty of tanks, planes and other hardware of war, all pretty interesting but for us the best part was inside, photos and remnants of the action that took place, much of it local to Kiev, some very moving sights. (no photos inside). All in Ukrainian or Russian but all is self explanatory.
Top place to visit for us.

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Jun 08, 2011

Great Patriotic War Museum

Ukrainians & Russians know World War II as the Great Patriotic War. America lost about 405,000 troops in WWII; Russia lost over 10 million. The museum dedicated to this event is a very impressive complex of different areas: galleries, statues, Soviet military equipment on display, and the museum itself. I've always loved sculpture, especially large sculpture, and there's plenty of massive sculptures to view. The centerpiece of the whole site being the gigantic titanium sculpture of a woman holding a sword & shield.

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Jun 18, 2007
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Rodina Mat & Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Rodina Mat is a 62 m high statue of female warrior made of titanium. The statue can be seen from many parts of Kiev. Rodina Mat acctually menas the mother of the nation and stands on the top of Museum of the Great Patriotic War, dedicated to defenders of Kiev in WW2.

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Jan 14, 2006

Museum of History of The Great Patriotic War

I am absolutely against violance and war, so I coundn't decide to publish that page for a long time. But on the other hand, it's is a part of the history, and we can't abnegate what happened. So, finally I also will publish a page with some of technical stuff which were used to gain freedom (or unfortunately too often to gain more territory or more might and power)

In Kyiv I also visited the Museum of History of The Great Patriotic War (World War II). It is located south of Kiev Pecherska Lavra Monastery, close to the Dnepr River and you can find it easily if you orientate to Rodina Mat. That Motherland Monument you can see from quite many places, especially if you are in a southeast area from Kyiv.

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