Deep Winter in Kiev

Kiev is a cold place in the winter. I can’t for the life of me figure out why the Germans chose to invade these old Russian cities in the winter months. They say the Russians had some significant success because they initially did not depend on tanks, which are not great in the snow, but instead relied on horse-cavalry.

All of this ultimately made me think that the only thing worse than being a German soldier during a Kiev winter would be being a Russian horse.

Over on the right there, you can see the huge statue celebrating the Great Patriotic War, which we know as WWII.

This Large version looks nice.

Deep Winter in Kiev

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  • Steve

    Was this shot taken from Lavra Pechersk Monastery? I’m guessing that it was.

    Some locals in Kyiv refer to the statue on the right as “Big Mama”. They resent the fact that the Soviet Union built the statue from stainless steel when it could have been used for other, more practical, things. Like pots and pans.

    Amazing how, even on a dreary winter day, the HDR process results in an eye-catching image. The gold of the onion domes just pops out at the viewer.

    Well done!

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