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.
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.
The elite private sector on the boulevard of Friendship of Peoples.
The best possible view of the Dnieper. Many people wonder if the monument wobbles. No it doesn’t. And it’s not scary on its top.
The index “finger” of the hand that holds the shield.
Who says Kiev isn’t a green city?