When visiting Volgograd, it is impossible not to visit the main height of Russia – Mamaev barrow. Memorial was created in honour of the Stalingrad battle heroes, as a symbol of the courage and fortitude of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. By right, memorial is included in the list of "Seven Miracles of Russia" and in the Guinness World Records.
Mamayev Kurgan begins with an introductory area with sculptural composition called "Memory of Generations". It showcases ceremonial procession of people carrying flowers and half-mast flags, moving towards the main height of Russia to pay final respects to the Heroes of Stalingrad.
Reminding the honour guards, the strict rows of trees of Lombardy Poplars Alley are silently accompanying us to the Height 102.
"Standing to Death Square” has a monument of the warrior who rose from the ground to protect his motherland. Volga’s ground and water gave him strength to resist the onslaught of the enemy.
Behind the warrior, is destroyed, but not conquered Stalingrad! Those walls of ruins are the stone book, demonstrating how the city looked after the battle of Stalingrad. Two pages of chronicles are like witnesses to soldiers oaths of not giving up and call to move forward. They were all dead men, but to the end have fulfilled its sacred duty to the Motherland.
When the war ended, there were no longer sounds of battle or commanders’ call-ups. Now there is only mournful silence. On the “Square of Heroes” there are sculptures of defenders of Volga land, who froze in their gust. A soldier fell in the battle, but his companion right there to pick up the wounded soldier. Together they perform the duty - not one step back, only forward!
In the “Hall of Military Glory” there are more than seven thousand names commemorated here on a red mournful banners. In the centre of the hall there is a hand of the dead soldier, which transmits the torch with the eternal flame of life to future generations! Every day, no matter rain or shine, the honour guard is standing here. The sound of quiet sad music emphasizes the fact that this is a place of mourning and graven memory!
“Square of Sorrow” is the last square on the way to the top of Mamayev Kurgan. The sculpture of the grieving mother gives us all the bitterness of maternal tears. In his mother's arms is the dead son, whose face is covered with the red flag. Now only the memory will always be alive in our hearts.
“Motherland calls” is a majestic sculpture, which crowns the whole ensemble of the complex. Like a bird in the height it soars above the Mamayev Kurgan. After stopping the enemy in Stalingrad, it was necessary to completely free the Russian land from the enemies. Here an arrow emerged with a backward direction to Berlin. "For The Motherland! Go!" she encourages her sons.
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