Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kharkov, Ukraine

Kharkov is the second-largest city in Ukraine, a major university town and one of the host cities of the 2012 European football championships. It changed hands four times between October 1941 and August 1943. It was first captured by the … Continue reading

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The Motherland Calls, Volgograd, Russia

The Motherland Calls statue is situated on top of the Mamaev Kurgan hill, the highest point in the city of Volgograd. As the hill offers a clear view over the whole city and the River Volga, it saw heavy fighting … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mamayev Kurgan, a blog about memorials, monuments and museums relating to the Second World War in the former Soviet Union, or the Great Patriotic War as it is known in most of the former Soviet republics. The name … Continue reading

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