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What is the tallest statue on earth?

volgograd-city-motherland-monumentNew York's  Liberty and the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro have nothing on Volgograd's Motherland statue when it comes to height! The Motherland statue, depicted as a woman in billowy robes with a raised right hand holding a sword, stands 279 feet from the tip of its sword to the top of the plinth.  It was declared as the largest statue in the world when it was unveiled in 1967.

Perched on a hill in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia, the massive concrete statue was built to commemorate the Russian victory of Stalingrad, which is the former name of Volgograd. During the Battle of Stalingrad,  the Russians defeated the Germans in one of the most important battles of World War II.

The Statue of Liberty (151 feet) and the Christ the Redeemer statue (130 feet) will definitely look puny in comparison with the Motherland!

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