One of the highest sculptures in the world, stands on the right bank of Dnieper visible from distant points of the Ukrainian capital. If you want to see the whole Kiev in 5 minutes, it is the best place for this.
According to one popular legend, during the construction of the monument the Metropolitan of Kiev was negotiating with First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine that the sculpture was not above the Great Lavra bell tower, located near the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Weapons can not be above the cross. And then it was decided to shorten the sword of the sculpture. Tip of the sword is really below the top of the bell tower of 12 meters.
In "Motherland" tours are escorted by museum staff to two observation platforms. First is at a height of 36 meters, and the second site is situated at 91 meters — there you'll be able to see the city and see all its beauty.