Volgograd

Volgograd

[vol-guh-grad, vohl-; Russian vuhl-guh-graht]
noun
a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga River: battles in World War II, September 1942–February 1943.
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Volgograd (Russian vəlɡaˈɡrat, English ˈvɒlɡəˌɡræd)
 
n
Tsaritsyn, Former names: Stalingrad a port in SW Russia, on the River Volga: scene of a major engagement (1918) during the civil war and again in World War II (1942--43), in which the German forces were defeated; major industrial centre. Pop: 1 016 000 (2005 est)

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Volgograd [(vol-guh-grad, vohl-guh-grad)]

City located in southern Russia, amid the lower Volga and Don Rivers.

Note: The city is a major commercial and industrial center.
Note: From 1925 to 1961, it was named Stalingrad. During the brutal winter of 1942–1943, a huge German invasion force besieged the city but ultimately failed to take it. The German defeat in the Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II, marking the beginning of the end for the Nazis.
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