Volgograd meaning

vŏl'gə-grăd', vōl'-, vəl-gə-grät'
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.
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City in SC European Russia, on the Volga: scene of a decisive Soviet victory (1943) over German troops in WWII.
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