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This amazing render by my good friend :iconspiresrich: show Olga paying her respects at The Mamayev Monument,  a statue in Mamayev Kurgen in Volograd, Russia, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. Designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich, it is the largest statue in the world. The Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point in World War II, or as the Russians call it the Great Patriotic War, in which the Soviets crushed the German 6th Army and forced a massive withdrawal and decline from the Eastern Front. According to archival figures, the Red Army suffered a total of 1,129,619 total casualties in this campaign with 478,741 men killed or missing and 650,878 wounded. For civilians in the city itself 750,000 were killed, captured, or wounded. It is unknown how many Russians were killed in the regions outside the city. On this day of remembrance it is important to not only recognize the honorable service of your own military servicemen and women, but also those who gave their lives in other nations as well.

To those veterans around the world, I salute you and thank you for your service. :iconsovietsaluteplz:

Another piece involving this incredible statue look here to this piece done by my friend :iconjebriodo:

Soviet Superwoman is my creation and property and has always been inspired by the brave and selfless men and women of the Red Army.

She can be found in :iconangel-fallsda:
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:iconmagicalmirelle:
MagicalMirelle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
very well done and tasteful
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dinsidious1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
As a vet myself, I say 'Amen, Brother' to that!
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death-tribble Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Very fitting for Remembrance Day.
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GeekArtByZentner Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Classic!
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:icongentlemanplayer:
GentlemanPlayer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
:salute:
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:iconskyounkinzero:
skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
btw it's not the tallest statute in the world.
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I see that now...chalk that up to my being told propaganda during childhood. ^^;
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Well, it WAS the tallest statue in the world at one point. It's not anymore.
Just like the Empire State building was the tallest building in the world at one time, and its not anymore. So you weren't fed propaganda during childhood (unless your childhood was after 1989... was it?)

In 1967, when it was completed, The Mamayev Monument was the tallest statue in the world standing at 85 meters tall.

It lost the record in 1989, with the Japanese statue of the Guanyin, that is 88 meters tall.

Russia "reclaimed" the title in 1997 with a 96 meters tall statue of Peter the First in Moscow.

Then lost the title again in 2002 when the Chinese built a statue of Buddha that stands at 128 meters (and still holds the world record.)

Remember, history is my thing :)
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
And if you take those dates and do a little math you can figure out how damned old I am by it. ^^;
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:iconspiresrich:
spiresrich Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I think it's the tallest non-Buddhist statute. I may be wrong. 
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
You're wrong. The tallest Non-Buddhist statue is also in China, the statues for Yan and Huang, Emperors of China, that statue is 348 ft tall.
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:iconspiresrich:
spiresrich Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
That is tall, but it's just a pair of heads. I would have called it more of monument like Mount Rushmore, but it is classed as a statue, so I can't disagree.
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Mount Rushmore is kind of "out there" because is a mountain, with faces carved into it. Mount Rushmore is, technically speaking, a "sculpture".

A pair of heads, you are right would technically not qualify as a "statue" but as a "bust" (busts can be made out of carved stones, like marble, but metal busts made out of bronze are also common), but they are considered statues because they are so huge.
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:iconspiresrich:
spiresrich Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I think we will just to have call it the "Tallest Fall Body Non-Buddha Statue in the World".
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skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This is such a powerful picture- the b&w just add to it.
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Whoa... that is a phenomenal statue indeed...
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:iconmoxiee:
moxiee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Would have liked to spend some time with my family members who were in the military but i'm to far away from them for that.
Did you hear what Tom Cruise said about making movies?
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
No, what did he say?
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:iconmoxiee:
moxiee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
He said, and I quote... "Making a movie is like fighting in Afganistan. Especially that last movie."
A lot of people think he's compairing his job to the job of a solder.
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:iconskyounkinzero:
skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Meh, really I try not to stress about what anyone says about things that they have no experience in.  I would give the same weight to a member of the military saying that acting isn't all that hard.  
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:iconmoxiee:
moxiee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think it just shows how stupid he is by compairing making a movie to fighting a war. He even said "It's really hard."
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful, and very fitting for this day, Olga :hug: :salute:
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:iconknight3000:
Knight3000 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

To the fallen goes the victors

Fare thee well :salute:

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andrewr255 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013

Lest We Forget.

 

Great SSW way to pay respect on this day and a little history (both the battle and about that statue) as well.

 

:salute:

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Stick-bag Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Very nice image and a great tribute.

Just how big is that statue?
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
87 meters (279 feet) tall.
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19chucki74 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always have to remember. My uncle is a Vietnam War veteran, and I thank him as much as I can for what he did. Same thing to my other uncle, who's deceased. 

I personally salute you. :salute:
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
No sir, it is I who salute your uncles for their service in the Vietnam, a bloody and thankless conflict few today can fully understand. :salute:
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:icon19chucki74:
19chucki74 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll pass along the accolades. Thanks.
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
brilliant :)
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