By Vyacheslav Awoxx
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
I always asked myself this question:
Why doesn’t this sculpture face in the direction of the enemy of the entire global proletariat? That is, she doesn’t look in the direction of the West, threatening all the imperialists with a sword while trying to protect her homeland with a shield. Rather, Mother Motherland looks in the direction of the East.
I couldn’t find the answer to this question–couldn’t, until recently. Now I know why. The sculpture’s creator, Ukrainian sculptor Vasyl Borodai, judging by this, suspected where the enemy would come from in the future. That’s why the 100-meter [328 ft] statue is facing East. Mother Motherland is looking at Russia. And she holds the shield and the sword in her hands. And she is definitely aware from where the Fascists are coming.
Source: Ludmila Nazarova Fb
Image Source: Panoramio
Reblogged this on Euromaidan PR and commented:
Why does the Motherland Monument in Kyiv face East?
The Motherland Monument in Kyjiv stands into direction Russia to remind them of the Heroes of the Soviet Union and the Socialist Labor. Anyway, it makes no sense to show the shield with emblem of the Soviet Union inverse direction because Western Europe is not really keen on communism.
I was told growing up that former Soviet republics have one of these in their capitals; facing Moscow. Also, built close enough to the Monastic Caves so that bringing it down would destroy the churches below. Sounds about right for Soviet evil. Would love to see her disappear along with the mentality of “looking to Moscow” she represents.
I would love to see the hammer and sickle on her shield replaced with a trident.
Good Idea Andy! She still represents our Motherland, but Ukrainian, not Soviet.
At the end you will say they Hitler was your friend and tried to help you. You Ukrain people are really going in fucking wrong direction. Nazzies in government, killing your own people for not supporting your new liders….. now next step changing of history. So predictable, so sad. Feel sorry for you my brothers. Greetings from Balkan
This is an impressive piece of artwork. Historical artwork should stay as it was built. There is no reason to deny any historical association with USSR. Ukraine is its own master now and has the right to make whatever mistakes or successes they choose as FREE people!
The Motherland Monument, Kyiv https://skfb.ly/6INzQ was developed Сергей Присяжный (Sergii Prysiazhnyi) and his company AERO3Dengineering https://aero3d.com.ua/ in 2019 year
Your article is so stupid like you because you’re a lier. This motherland statue was built-in 9 May 1981 in memory of the soldiers of the great patriotic war. Ukraine in soviet times was a stronger nation than today, Ukraine today’s nation is a pathetic “friendly dog” of USA