10 The Way Mother Motherland Sees Kiev

The Way Mother Motherland Sees Kiev

Posted on June 11, 2011 by team


The Mother Motherland Monument located in Kiev was opened 1981. Now it houses the Museum of WWII, and its overall height is 102 m. There are two viewing platforms - at a height of 36 and 92 m. We'll show you the photos made from the higher one. There is also the third platform within the sword but, unfortunately, it's closed to the public.


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The admission price is rather high - 250 UAH ($ 32), there is also a time limit - only 10 minutes. To climb the narrow stairs is relatively easy. Those who are not allowed to climb are elderly visitors, people in slippers, barefoot, heart sufferers, epileptics, children under the age of 18, etc.

The monument is heated by the sun that's why it's very hot inside. Last summer, when the temperature reached 72 C, it was closed on safety regulations. The platforms are protected by netting which has a small cutout through which you can look at the city.

This is the view of Vydubychi Metro Station.

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10 Responses to “The Way Mother Motherland Sees Kiev”

  1. Mehrdad says:

    kiev is really beautiful… specially from above

  2. marxistworker says:

    Sounds like the capitalists in Kiev, Ukraine greedily overcharge people. Corruption.

  3. Fantastic pictures! Such vivid features of the city on the night-time pictures!

  4. opticalsound says:

    72C??!! Really?! And 32 dollars for 10 min?! Really?!

  5. Batman says:

    The consensus of most Kievans is that the statue is an eyesore. And yes, it does wobble.

    -A Ukrainian

  6. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    I’m surprised this thing hasn’t been bought by some Vegas casino. I’m guessing it might eventually end up there.

  7. testicules says:

    From the sky this looks really clean and modern

  8. oO says:

    I’d consider $5-$10 a tourist scam, though would probably be willing to pay such a price on my holiday… but $32?- that’s nuts, whom do they target with such prices?

  9. steven says:

    Paton bridge…. Is that like George Smith Patton or does Paton mean something in Ukrainian?

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