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 comes from the hill in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) on which probably the most famous memorial, The Motherland Calls (Родина Мать зовёт), is situated.
I will be posting photos and various musings about memorials, museums, tanks, bunkers and anything else that I think may be relevant or of interest. I hope you enjoy it. All photographs are my own, unless otherwise stated. This means that some of them aren’t particularly good, but I hope that they give an impression of the place in question.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome via the contact page.
Kildare, Ireland, 2012
Copyright 2012-2013 David Galbraith