A triptych (from tri, i.e., “three” and ptysso, i.e., “to fold” ) is a work of art (usually a panel painting) that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels that are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open (From Wikipedia). My Triptych is three world war II Soviet monuments spanned in three cities of Russia and Germany.

First one is the 85-meter high “The Motherland Calls” sculpture. In which the sword that it wields connects the figure with two other monuments: the second one: “From the home front to the front” in Magnitogorsk, where a worker passes the sword to a soldier, and the third: the “Liberator” in Berlin’s Treptower Park, where a soldier holds the sword pointed towards the ground.

“The Motherland Calls” in Volgograd, Russia:2

“From the home front to the front” in Magnitogorsk, Russia:

“Liberator” in Treptower Park, Berlin, Germany:

These monuments (pictures taken from internet) are stunningly beautiful with its tragic history and may untold stories, also very well maintained. Though many Soviet style monuments in the former socialist countries of east Europe are abandoned and not well maintained these days.


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