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.
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) The governor of Russia's Volgograd region, Andrey Bocharov, said a fire broke out at the premises of a military unit near the village of Kotluban. This was reported by Mediazona ... .
Sergey Venyavsky/AFP via Getty ImagesA Russian bomber was participating in a training exercise on Tuesday when it crashed, per TASS.The Su-24 plane crashed in a deserted area in Volgograd... A Russian Su-24 bomber crashed in Volgograd during a training exercise on ...
On the evening of September 12, a tragic incident unfolded in the Kalachevsky district of the Volgograd region. A military Su-24 aircraft met with a catastrophic crash during a routine training flight ... Local representatives from the administration of the Kalachevsky district in the Volgograd region have provided some relief with their statement ... ....
Russian air defense systems in the southern Volgograd region downed a drone Thursday afternoon, local authorities and media said, the first such reported incident in the region since the start of the war in Ukraine... Volgograd , Drones.
Municipal deputies in the Russian city of Volgograd voted Wednesday to temporarily rename their city to Stalingrad for a total of 10 days out of the year. Volgograd had carried the name Stalingrad in honor of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin starting in 1925 ... Volgograd , Stalingrad.
VolgogradRegion, Russia – In an unprecedented move to combat the relentless threat of natural fires, authorities have unveiled an ingenious strategy that marries cutting-edge technology with human expertise ... battle against forest fires in the volatile Volgograd region.
The Great Patriotic War was the bloodiest and most destructive in the history of our country ... And today, in Russia and around the world, they remember that terrible day ... He was transported from Volgograd by car, by plane, and here, to the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces, he was delivered on a specially prepared armored personnel carrier ... ....