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Remembrance by Soviet-Superwoman Remembrance by Soviet-Superwoman
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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MagicalMirelle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
very well done and tasteful
dinsidious1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
As a vet myself, I say 'Amen, Brother' to that!
death-tribble Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Very fitting for Remembrance Day.
GeekArtByZentner Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
GentlemanPlayer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
btw it's not the tallest statute in the world.
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I see that now...chalk that up to my being told propaganda during childhood. ^^;
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 :)
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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