To those veterans around the world, I salute you and thank you for your service.
Another piece involving this incredible statue look here to this piece done by my friend
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
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
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.
Did you hear what Tom Cruise said about making movies?
A lot of people think he's compairing his job to the job of a solder.
To the fallen goes the victors
Fare thee well
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.
Just how big is that statue?