PHOTO : TASS / Dmitry Rogulin
The highest monument of Russia – “Motherland calls!” – on overhaul. During the year the sculpture needs to be restored inside and outside, TV channel “MIR 24”.
At Mamaev Kurgan at almost 200 meters altitude specialists work in shifts and around the clock. To remove moss and mineral deposits, to align the surface and the hardest to fight with cracks! Only on the surface of them for 12 kilometers. They break the sculpture apart. Therefore, to “the Motherland” kept the sword and spread out his hands in a hurricane in the internal mazes of the monument stretched steel cables with the sensors, one can withstand load up to 100 tons.
“We have here a left hand. This is the right hand that holds the sword. When pointed out that broken concrete, pulls in different directions, it was decided to add these ropes,” said Sergei Sirota, Deputy project Manager-restorer.
To give the monument the original color, in Volgograd, brought a special Dutch technique. With the help of soft blasting, under pressure, experts will be removed from “the Motherland” plaque, greenery and dirt. In April 2020, the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, the sculpture will be free from forests.
Sculpture “the Motherland calls!” was built by Yevgeny Vuchetich project in 1967. It is part of the ensemble “Heroes of the Stalingrad battle”.