Museum Of The Great Patriotic War – Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine The Musuem of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev is a memorial complex commemorating the German-Soviet war between 1941 and 1945. It is dominated by a giant titanium statue, the Mother Motherland/Rodina Mat (0:24). Other features include: An eternal flame (0:33) An underpass with sculptures depicting Kiev's defence and liberation (0:14) A monument depicting the 1943 Battle of the Dnieper (0:31) 2 tanks tied together to symbolise peace (0:29) A display of Soviet aircraft, missiles, tanks, and boats (0:39) The museum is located just south of the Caves Monastery (Pechersk Lavra).