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May 23, 2014 posted by Sean Sheepskin

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd

The Motherland Calls (also called the Mamayev Monument) is a huge (85 meters) statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The monument is commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad, it was built in 1967 and for that time it was the largest statue in the world. It is actually not easy to get inside the statue, but a couple of weeks ago a group of Russian thrill-seekers have climbed on the top of the monument and took a few great photos.

 

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 01 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 02 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 03Getting ready to the climbing

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 04The first thing what they see is the bunch of ropes which are going throughout all the statue, stabilizing it

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 05 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 06Fixation of the hands. A lot of sensors are also fixed all across the statue for the monitoring. And, the entire scientific institute monitors it

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 07205 stairs to the top

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 08 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 09 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 10 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 11 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 12 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 13 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 14It is rather hard to understand where you are at the moment. You may be in the legs or already in the chest

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 15Participants of the climbing and an engineer (in the middle) of the ‘Battle of Stalingrad’ museum Victor Grigoryevich

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 16 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 17Finally, the top of the head

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 18 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 19 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 20 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 21 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 22Some city views from the top

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 23 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 24 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 25 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 26 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 27 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 28 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 29 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 30This is a passage inside the arm with the sword

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 31 Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 32And, a view from the hand. Now it is time to go back down

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 33 Height comparison of the biggest notable statuesTo imagine how huge the monument is, look at the picture which shows a heights comparison of some notable statues

Climbing on top of the Motherland Calls Monument in Volgograd - 35

 

A short video made via an unmanned helicopter

Photos and video: Kirill VselenskyPavel FedorovEvgeniy Kozlov | Compilation: Sean Sheepskin



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