Though, it is possible that the Volgograd city existed in 1555, the first documental mentioning of it is dated 1589. Originally Volgograd was named Tsaritsin and in 1925 its name became Stalingrad. Stalin passed away in 1953, but the city was renamed to Volgograd only 12 years later by Nikita Khruschev in terms of his de-Stalinization program in 1965. The name of the city comes from the name of the Volga River on which it is situated. The summers in Volgograd are hot and humid, the temperature can rise higher than 30C and the winters are very severe, when the temperature can drop 20C below zero or even more.

The battle fields are located around the city. These are the remains of the World War II. A typically desert nature is common for the outside territory of Volgograd. The city itself is not very pleasant, but has lots of interesting spots and historical monuments in it. The monument on the hill, promenade with the Power plant at the river. You will have hard times to communicate with the local people, unless you speak Russian. If you do, you would be able to learn more on the history of this city.

Modern Volgograd is still an industrial city. The industries include: oil refining, shipbuilding, aluminum and steel production, machinery and vehicles’ manufacture and chemical production.
Volgograd has a major railway junction the links of which include Moscow, Astrakhan, Saratov, Ukraine region – the Donbas, Siberia and the Caucasus. The international airport in Volgograd has links to the major Russian cities and also Yerevan, Aktau and Antalya.

By the war historians Volgograd is still referred to as Stalingrad as this was the places of the bloodiest battle in the world history. Stalingrad was the setting where the mighty of Germany and Soviet Union clashed. If you are interested in memorials and historical monuments of that time, this place is for you. Volgograd is very rich in culture and Russian heritage.

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