Price: 57.00 euro
Sculpture made from the gigantic statue “Motherland Calls”.
The Motherland Calls is the compositional centre of the monument-ensemble “Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad” in Volgograd, Russia, former Stalingrad.
It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and declared the tallest statue in the world in 1967. At 85 metres (279 ft), it is the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue of a woman in the world. The construction of the monument was started in 1959 and completed in 1967. It was the tallest sculpture in the world at the time of creation. Restoration work on the main monument of the monument complex was done in 1972, when the sword was replaced by another entirely consisting of stainless steel. It is most likely that Vuchetich sculpted the figure from the discus thrower Nina Dumbadze, and the face from his wife Vera.
Motherland Calls in Volvograd
Construction workers working on the statue
Construction of Motherland Calls
Price: 25.00 euro
Miniature statue of Francisco Franco ruler of Spain. Francisco Franco (1892-1975) was a Spanish general and politician who ruled over Spain as Head of State and dictator after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War in 1939, until his death in 1975. So he ruled for 36 years.
Coming from a upper class family he joined the militairy in 1910 and would go on to have a successful military career in Morocco and advanced through the ranks at a very young age. He served in the Rif War and was in 1926 promoted General at age 33, the youngest in Europe. As a conservative and a monarchist, Franco opposed the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of the democratic secular republic in 1931. He nevertheless continued his position in the Republican Army and in 1934 led the brutal suppression of the miners’ strike in Asturia, which sharpened the antagonism between Left and Right in the country.
After the leftist Popular Front came to power after the 1936 elections, Franco joined other Generals who launched a coup the same year, intending to overthrow the republic. The coup failed to take control of most of the country and precipitated the Spanish Civil War. Wich resulted in 500.000 deaths.
In the Spanish civil war Franco was helped by Nazi Germany. The war had many facets, and different views saw it as class struggle, a war of religion, a struggle between dictatorship and republican democracy, between revolution and counterrevolution, between fascism and communism.
Franco with Hitler.
Franco with Himmler.
Price: 12.50 euro.
Heavy little bronze miniature statue of Mao Zedong. This is a nice subtle little statue of Mao. Heavy quality piece.
The statue is made of a picture taken in 1954 of Mao when he was visiting Beidaihe Hebei Provence in China wich is and was a populair beach resort. Mao himself had a summer resort here. Beidaihe has been the location of many important official conferences, and has become well known as the Communist Party Of China’s summer retreat and for model workers.
Mao at Beidaihe Hebei Provence in 1954.
Price: 125.00 euro.
This is a big golden heavy massive metal statue of Lenin. It is bigger than most of the metal staues of Lenin who are about 26-30cm./10-11.8inch. tall. So that makes this statue that more rarer and more amazing. And amazing it is. You will not find a statue like this quickly. It is made in mid 70’s like a lot of these statues. Metal statues of Lenin are not rare because they were made in mass numbers in the 70’s, but sometimes one of them is more extraordinairy than usually. Like this one.
Another statue of Lenin.
Lenin with no head in the Ukraine.
Another Lenin statue