Kiev Historical Monuments
Rodina Mat (Motherland) Monument
Motherland Monument: Rodina Mat (Motherland) Monument is part of the memorial complex, the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
(see official website).
People's Friendship Arch: Monument, with its 50m diameter, is dedicated to the unification of Russians and Ukrainians. Constructed in 1982, it is often referred to as the "Yoke" by locals.
Olga of Kiev: Located on St. Michaels Square in front of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, is a monument dedicated to Princess Olga of Kiev (890-969), the first Rus ruler to convert to Christianity.
Bohdan Khmelnitsky Monument: Bohdan Khmelnitsky Statue (seen in bottom left of photo above) is located on St. Sofia Square. Just down the street (Volodymirsky Proezd), you can see St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.
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