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'The Motherland'

, March 17, 2014

The 100-metre (300-foot), sword-wielding statue of "The Motherland" is seen in the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev. On a blustery day on the banks of the Dnieper, the statue of "The Motherland", a Soviet hammer and sickle on her shield, towered overhead, a reminder of the common cause Ukrainians and Russians died for side by side in their millions in World War Two and which Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks Ukraine has betrayed by turning to "fascism" and the West. Reuters/Konstantin Grishin




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