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Volgograd, mostly know as former Stalingrad, is a large city in the South of Russian Federation. Now the population of the city is about 1'000'000 people. This is a very long city. Its length now is about 90 km and it's about 8 km wide. The entire city stands on the right (western) bank of the longest river in Europe, the Volga river.
Because of its location on the trade crossways pretty soon city became a trade and industrial center in that area. In 1920-th city became the country's center of tractor building. 1-st tractor in Russia was built in Stalingrad Tractor Plant, which also played very important role in Stalingrad Battle, producing and repairing tanks even when it's being shelled. Also the biggest steel-producing plant, called "Red October" is located in Volgograd.
The city was founded in 1589 as a fortress and was called Tsaritsyn. Its purpose was to defend the southern boundaries of Russian Empire. In 1925 Tsaritsyn was renamed Stalingrad, which is the best known name of the city.
In August 1942 Stalingrad was bombed by the German war planes and that neverending ride lasted till the beginning of February 1943. As a result of that battle German Army under commandership of Paulus was defeated and that's the time, when Soviet Army broke out its victory moving on European roads.
In 1961 Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd. Because of its historical past, city has very many monuments, built in commemoration of its defenders. The most known of them is Mamayev Hill. On the of the hill, which for some reason is called Mamayev (Mamay's) there a complex of monuments. On the very top of it, there's a huge statue. Mother Russia is 52 meters high statue of a woman, which represents Russia itself in WW II, which for Russian people was Great Patriotic War. The complex has already celebrated its 25-th aniversary. And, interesting fact, this statue is almost exactly twice as tall as all-known Statue of Liberty in New York City!

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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Great insight into the historical city of Volgograd!

  • Mar 31, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    help wanted i am looking for someone to dilever ny home phone number to a goddess who lives in an apartment block on zemlyachki street volgograd. please help if you can email me at anthonyjohnsneyd@hotmail.com

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 12:26 AM

    mamayev kurgan is incredible ; I read that volgograd is now the 4th city of russia

  • Pablos_new's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 11:47 PM

    Hi Ksusha! I was surprised to see your new origin in Bavaria. :-)

  • Intrepidduck's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 4:36 AM

    An interesting city with an incredable history I look forward into seeing.

  • Nov 1, 2003 at 3:57 AM

    Excellant pages, nice travellouges , useful tips and grat pictures...Many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday. Have a nice time...

  • Klod5's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2003 at 4:08 AM

    Très belle pages ! The Volgograd's MotherLand is more sexy that all I can see in Ukraïna ! I would come to this town, one day... Thanks Xenia

  • Mar 24, 2003 at 1:28 AM

    Grrrreat page!!! Nice pix and info!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 3:13 PM

    you done a very good job..love the info&pics, tanx for sharing

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2003 at 4:59 AM

    Thank you for introducing us to your home. Would also like some pics of ordinary life..and homes. Good job! Keep up the great work.

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