Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of #Volgograd
(formerly Stalingrad) in Southern #Russia
. A memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle, a hard-fought Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern Front of World War II, turned into one of the bloodiest battles in human history. At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue named The Motherland Calls on Mamayev Kurgan formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world as of 2016 it is the tallest sculpture of a woman in the world.