Volgograd[väl′gə grad′, vōl′-; Russ vō̂l gä grät′]
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volgograd - Cultural Definition
City located in southern Russia, amid the lower Volga and Don Rivers.
- The city is a major commercial and industrial center.
- 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.