Mother Russia

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For other uses, see Mother Russia (disambiguation).
A Russian 1914 poster illustrating the Triple Entente, showing allegorical personifications of France (Marianne), Russia, and the UK (Britannia).

Mother Russia (Russian: Россия-Матушка, transliterated as Rossiya-Matushka) is a national personification of Russia, appearing in patriotic posters, statues etc. The usage of the term "mother" in reference to a nation or culture symbolizes the "spirit of collectivity".[1] In the Soviet period, the term Rodina-Mat (Родина-Мать,"Mother-Homeland") was preferred, as representing the multi-ethnic Soviet Union, and was used especially to commemorate the Eastern Front of World War II.

Statues[edit]

The Motherland Calls in Volgograd

Many statues of the Motherland have been constructed, most to commemorate the Great Patriotic War. These include:

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