The city became famous for its resistance during the Battle of Stalingrad against the German Army in World War II. It is often regarded as the largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare.
Although the city may have originated in 1555, documented evidence of Tsaritsyn located at the confluence of the Tsaritsa and Volga Rivers dates only from 1589. The fortress Sary Su (a local Tatar language name meaning: yellow water/river), was established to defend the unstable southern border of the country. It was located slightly above the mouth of the Tsaritsa River on the right bank. It soon became the nucleus of a trading settlement.
Large Martian craters (greater than 60km in diameter) are named after famous scientists and science fiction authors; smaller ones (less than 60km in diameter) get their names from towns on Earth. Craters cannot be named for living people, and small crater names are not intended to be commemorative - that is, a small crater isn't actually named after a specific town on Earth, but rather its name comes at random from a pool of terrestrial place names, with some exceptions made for craters near landing sites. Latitude and longitude are given as planetographic coordinates with west longitude.
Moscow's ongoing special operation to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine has been accompanied by Ukrainian artillery and missile attacks against Russian regions which border on the country, and plots organized by the Ukrainian security services deep inside Russia targeting both military and civilian infrastructure ....
) < Home < News < More in detail. 06.07.2022 (15.30) Grenade launcher operators and snipers finish their training at Prudboy training ground near Volgograd. Grenade launcher operators and snipers from Southern Military District (SMD) mechanised infantry units are finishing their training at Prudboy training ground located near Volgograd.
VLADIMIR Zotov, a resident of the southern Russian city of Volgograd, says he feels sorry for Ukrainian civilians who died during Moscow’s intervention but insists the Kremlin had no other choice ...Alexander Grachev, who has lived in Volgograd for the past two decades, also draws parallels with Russia’s fight against Nazi troops.
The communication said the move with Volgograd had been taken "with a heavy heart" due to the conflict in Ukraine... Suspending the association with Volgograd had "not been taken lightly", council leader George Duggins said ... Coventry united with Volgograd - ...
Volgograd twinned with Coventry in 1944, becoming the first city in the world to pair with a foreign counterpart. The mural was called ‘Volgograd Place’ and encapsulated the enduring friendship between East and West which had survived the distant Cold War and the more recent ‘Salisbury Poisonings’.
The Bishop of Coventry wants the city to retain its link with Volgograd... He said he would keep in contact with friends in the Russian city ... He said he hoped others would also stay in touch with people in Volgograd, to support those protesting against the war and to tell Russians what was happening in Ukraine ... Send your story ideas to ... Related Topics ... .
) PRESIDENT OF LUKOIL PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO VOLGOGRAD REGION ...Today, during his working visit to Volgograd, Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL, met with Andrei Bocharov, Governor of the Volgograd region ... LUKOIL President and Governor of the Volgograd region also had a meeting ...
The council initially wanted to maintain links, saying its friendship was "with the people of Volgograd", not the Russian government. However, the decision was criticised by a body supporting Ukrainians in the UK ...Last year marked the 80th anniversary of the friendship between the city and Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad ... More on this story ... .