Kiev's Mother Motherland Statue
Mother Motherland is a monumental, massive, ugly statue of the "Mother of the Motherland" in Kiev, Ukraine. The sculpture is a part of Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev.
The sword in the statue's right hand is 16 m (53 ft) long weighing 9 tons, with the left hand holding up a 13 m (43 ft) by 8 m (26 ft) shield with the Coat of arms of the Soviet Union.
The Memorial hall of the Museum displays marble plaques with carved names of more than 11,600 soldiers and over 200 workers of the home-front honored during the war with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Hero of Socialist Labor. On the hill beneath the museum, traditional flower shows are held.