In the modern day city of Volgograd,
overlooking the huge Volga River,
she stands on
Mamayev Kurgan hill.
This is where some of the heaviest fighting
of the battle of Stalingrad took place.
From her base to the top of her stainless steel sword,
monument is 270 feet.
Construction was completed in 1967.
Former Russian leader, Nikita Khrushchev
(who was at Stalingrad),
was in attendance
during the opening ceremonies.