Volgograd[väl′gə grad′, vōl′-; Russ vō̂l gä grät′]
Volgograd definition by Webster's New World
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city in SC European Russia, on the Volga: scene of a decisive Soviet victory (1943) over German troops in WWII: pop. 1,003,000
Volgograd definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southwest Russia on the Volga River northeast of Rostov. Founded in 1589 as a defensive stronghold named Tsaritsyn, it was renamed Stalingrad in 1925 and Volgograd in 1961. The city was besieged and severely damaged during a prolonged battle in World War II, with extensive casualties of both German and Soviet troops. Population: 1,030,000.
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.