Mother Russia - Statue

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The cover image of this Russian-language book—about the Stalingrad battle and the tragedies and triumphs of the city's people and the Soviet army—depicts "Mother Russia," the largest statue in the world.  To get a sense of how large the statue is, compare the people at its base with its height.  

The book, by A.M. Samsonov, is entitled (in English) Stalingrad: The Relief.  It was originally published in 1960.

The statue's sword reminds us of the words engraved on a jeweled sword which Winston Churchill presented to Joseph Stalin when the battle was finally over:

To the steelhearted citizens of Stalingrad, a gift from King George VI as a token of the homage of the British people.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Russian-language website.


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