Excursions in Kiev & suburbs » Great Patriotic War Memorial
The museum offers to your attention several expositions devoted to heroic deeds and tragedies of World War II: an outdoor exhibition of military vehicles and weaponry, and collections of military medals and letters, documentary evidences of witnesses, unique things from the periods of occupation and liberation of Ukraine presented in the halls of the Mother Motherland Memorial. An Art exposition devoted to topics of national resistance against the Nazi occupation is also a part of the museum.
The 'Main exposition' including 15 thousand museum items is laid out in 16 halls with the total area of 5 thousand square meters. The current exposition was established in October 1994 - May 1995. The priority is given to Ukraine and its contribution to the victory over Nazism. A serious attention is also paid to other sectors of Soviet-German front, large-scale battles of World War II, creation and activity of Anti-Hitler Coalition, and to heroism and sacrifices of soldiers and commanders. The exposition of all halls is united thematically and chronically around pivotal idea called 'The Road of War' which is disclosed, concretized and supplemented in the show windows of appropriate halls.
Great Patriotic War Museum is famous for its exhibition of military vehicles and weaponry 'Weapons of Victory' placed in open air areas. It presents samples of military equipment of the World War II period and postwar years. Visitors can not only see the exhibited vehicles from outside but can also climb on the board of the transport aircraft Li-2, visit the cockpit of a jet fighter MiG-23 and stand at the control wheel of the helicopter Mi-24V.
The statue monument 'Mother Motherland' incarnated the ideas of sculptors and architects is a result of the titanic work of hundreds of experts, scientists and workers. The main sculpture is the statue of a woman with a shield and a sword made from stainless steel sheets and mounted on a 40-meter conical pedestal. The statue’s height from the pedestal to the tip of the sword is 62 meters, total height is 102 meters, and its weight is about 500 tons. The monument 'Mother Motherland' has a unique construction. To monitor the condition of all the construction’s elements there was set a strict regime of geodesic instrument surveying. According to the expert conclusions, the monument 'Mother Motherland' should stand for more than 150 years.
The statue and the whole Memorial are a complex and unique mechanism. It repeatedly appeared in various ratings.
If you want you can stay on the territory of the monastery’s complex after the end of the excursion till the time when the complex is closed for visitors.
Duration of excursion: 1 hour.
There are group discounts (for groups consisting of 4 and more persons).
The price includes:
Transport: place of residence – Great Patriotic War Memorial;
Excursion with a personal guide (all languages) throughout the whole territory;
We also can offer additional excursions in the military transport aircraft Li-2, helicopter Mi-24 and jet fighter MiG-23, as well as climbing up to the viewing platforms of the memorial "Mother Motherland" situated on the height of 37 meters and 90 meters.
For more information, please contact us.
Price from: 17,00 €
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