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THE MOTHERLAND MONUMENT

The Motherland Statue is a monumental sculpture located on the right bank of the Dnipro. It’s a part of the complex of the National Museum of Ukrainian History in the Second World War. It was opened on May 9, 1981.

This is a peculiar symbol of the woman's beginning and strength of the spirit of the Ukrainian people. It is listed in the top 20 of the highest statues of the world and exceeds the Statue of Liberty. Its height is 102 meters, it weighs 450 tons.

  • The sculpture was built with a 100-meter crane. Over the time of installation it was imposed with 30 kilometers of welds. Geodetic measurements, which are held annually, confirm that the sculpture will stay for 150 years and can withstand even a 9-point earthquake.

  • Halyna Kalchenko, one of the colleagues of the main sculptor, became a model for the image of the Motherland. But the nose of the sculpture had to be extended so that it did not seem flattened from the bottom.

  • The new tradition of decorating the sculpture with a poppies wreath appeared in 2015. The flowers were put by the roofer Mustang and his friends. This is an inflatable polyester wreath, which is commonly used for balloons.

- Imagine how the Motherland would look like in the present day? Draw details, image and clothes.

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