1987 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Vitaly Arutyunov

RIA Novosti

01 January, 1986

Experienced mountaineers execute maintenance work on the the 101-meter-high concrete memorial 'The Motherland Calls' on Mamayev Hill, Volgograd. In this way, scaffolding was not needed, and the many thousands of visitors, who flock to Volgograd to see the monument, were not disappointed. The monument, designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and engineer Nikolai Nikitin, was dedicated in 1967 to commemorate the Soviet soldiers who died in the battle of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in 1942-43.

About the photographer

Vitaly Arutyunov

Vitaly Arutyunov graduated in 1975 from the department of journalism at Moscow State University. Between 1974 and 1988, he worked as a staff photographer for RIA Novosti. From 19...

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