The Winner of My Non-US Redshirts ARC Giveaway

Is “A-Jay” from Norway, who was the first to correctly guess that the monument I was thinking of was “The Motherland Calls,” in Volgograd, Russia. Seriously, that’s a badass statue, y’all.

A-Jay, send me your mailing address from the same e-mail address you used to comment from, and I’ll put your Redshirts ARC in the mail. Congrats!

And thanks, everyone not in the US who played.

By John Scalzi

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28 replies on “The Winner of My Non-US Redshirts ARC Giveaway”

Holey Moley. At first I thought, that’s kinda cool . . . then I saw the people at the bottom and realized it’s freaking huge. That really IS badass!

Wow, that thing is friggin’ HUGE! Also, it looks like it could spring to life at any moment to deliver vengeance to the Motherland’s enemies. Makes me wanna visit Volgograd and give obeisance to our mighty statue overlord.


She looks ready to kick some Nazi ass!

I can’t believe I’ve read whole WWII history book chapters about Stalingrad and never heard of this badass babe. Hope they get it righted before it topples.

Well done A-Jay, and that is an incredible statue! I’m mildly embarrassed I didn’t know of it, and this is almost cancelled out by the fact that that means I couldn’t have won the comp anyway:).

So what was in your mind with hint 3 – “The monument itself is not something meant for humans to live in.”? Even now knowing the answer, I am struggling with how that was supposed to help, particularly with the italics – or was it pure misdirection?

Huh, I’da guessed Mother of the Fatherland statue in Kiev. Pretty striking similarity to my recollection (though granted I saw it 17 years ago). Apparently today it’s pretty strongly despised by the people who actually live there.

Duh, now I found it… Sending an e-mail now.

JD: I just happened to come across this while researching the Jesus statue in Rio and though it looked so awesome I just had to post that one. :p

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