0 Likes

All Saints' Church in Mamaev Kurgan
Russia

The Mamayev Kurgan features a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle was a decisive Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern front of World War II and arguably the bloodiest battle in human history. At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue of The Motherland Calls formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world.

Copyright: Julian
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 23/06/2009
Updated: 19/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mamaev; barrow; satlingrad; volgograd; church; saints
comments powered by Disqus

Vladimir Salman
Храм на Мамаевом Кургане
imma
Храм всех Святых
Aleksey Korotkih
The Church On Mamaev Hill Volgograd
Vladimir Salman
Храм на Мамаевом Кургане
imma
Скульптура «Родина-мать зовёт!»
Vladimir Salman
Волгоград,Мамаев курган - зал воинской славы
Vladimir Salman
Img 9524 P
Julian
Mamaev-Kurgan
Aleksey Korotkih
Rodina-Mat`2
Ivan Polushkin
Aerial panorama of Volgograd
Павел Морозов
У стены Мемориального кладбища. Фото Павла Морозова
Павел Морозов
32 5
luis davilla
palau de la musica. barcelona
Amin Abedini
Top of Gheysariye Bazar, Lar, Fars
luis davilla
barcelona from hotel arts
Ned Chiariello
Milwaukee Art Museum
Willy Kaemena
Girona Cathedral
André Stiebitz
Orangerie park Sanssouci Potsdam
André Stiebitz
Glienickerbruecke360 2
Amin Abedini
Top Of Gheysariye Historical Bazar, Lar, Iran
Günther Roth
Rua de Santa Maria Funchal 2
luis davilla
la pedrera or mila house. barcelona
Yuriy Filatov
Alupka palace 04
Yuriy Filatov
Alupka palace 03
Julian
Mamaev-Kurgan
Julian
Autumn Lake
Julian
Memorial Museum(2) in Volgograd
Julian
Holm
Julian
Volgograd Bridge
Julian
All Saints' Church in Mamaev Kurgan
Julian
Volgograd State panoramic museum “Stalingrad Battle”
Julian
river front
Julian
Memorial Museum in Volgograd
Julian
Pes4anka
Julian
Pavlov House
Julian
Fighter aircraft Yakovlev Yak-3 in the Volgograd State panoramic museum “Stalingrad Battle”
More About Russia

Just in case you mistakenly heard that it was all ice and snow in Russia, take a peek at the Big Bikini Exposition. This is right on the river Moskva in Moscow!Moscow has been the capital of Russia for almost its entire history. The exception is during the period of the Russian Empire, which lasted from 1721 until the Russian Revolution 1917. For these two centuries the capital was St. Petersburg. The Russian Empire was the second largest contiguous Empire in world memory; only the Mongol Empire had been greater.Check out what's happening north of Mongolia these days, in ChitaAlthough you may not have heard of Sochi, on the Black Sea, they're building up quickly and hope to host the 2014 Olympics.Other periods of Russian history include the Tsardom of Russia, from Ivan IV to Peter the Great, and the Grand Duchy (14th-16th centuries).The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.Text by Steve Smith.