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Volgograd panorama

Volgograd panorama

Volgograd panorama Volgograd train station Volgograd river vokzal Volgograd's metro-tram

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City of Volgograd, with the Motherland Statue on Volgograd's highest point, Mamayev Kurgan, in the top right-hand corner of the photo.

photo 2: Volgograd Rail Terminal
The railway station, like most buildings in Volgograd, was constructed anew in the years following the war.

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River terminal on the Volga River, Volgograd.

photo 4: Volgograd Metro-Tram
The "fast tram" or metro-tram resembles a tram, moves at the speed of a metro and has some stations that look like the metro (like in the photo), and others that look like a typical tram stop.

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Battle of Stalingrad Memorials

Motherland Calls Statue

Motherland Calls Statue

Motherland Calls Statue Eternal Flame Pavlov House Steamship Gasitel

photo 1: Motherland Calls Statue
Standing 85 meters (279 feet) high, the monument is one of many memorials on the Mamayev Kurgan hill. It was this strategic position overlooking the city, where some of the fiercest fighting occurred during the 10 month Battle of Stalingrad (August 21, 1942 to February 2, 1943).

photo 2: Eternal Flame
Also on Mamayev Kurgan hill, the Hall of the Warrior Glory, Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd houses the eternal flame and the names of 7200 Russian soldiers who perished in the fighting here.

photo 3: Pavlov House
Pavlov House memorial, site where a well defended apartment building stood in the Battle of Stalingrad. Sergeant Yakov Pavlov and his platoon stormed and seized the building and successfully defended it from countless German attacks. The building became a symbol of the stubborn Soviet resistance in the Battle of Stalingrad and in the Great Patriotic War in general.

photo 4: Steamship Gasitel
Built in 1903 under the name Tsarev, the ship participated in the Russian Civil War and played a key role in the Battle of Stalingrad, ferrying supplies and reinforcements across the Volga River to the frontline while evacuating wounded Soviet soldiers.

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Volgograd Landmarks

River Embankment

River Embankment

River Embankment Steam Mill Memorial Monument to the Chekists Fire Tower

photo 1: River Embankment
Stairs and monuments leading to Volgograd's central river embankment, named in honor of the 62nd Army.

photo 2: Steam Mill Memorial
Part of the Battle of Stalingrad Panorama-museum, the ruins of the old mill are testament to the brutality of the fighting and the bravery of the Soviet soldiers who defended the besieged city again fascist German invaders.

photo 3: Monument to the Chekists
Dedicated to members of a Soviet counterintelligence division (called Cheka or NKVD during the war) for their bravery in stopping German advances north of the city near the tractor factory in August of 1942.

photo 4: Fire Tower
Originally built at the end the 19th century, today it is home to a private Volgograd firm.

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Volgograd Arts and Entertainment

Volgograd Drama Theater

Volgograd Drama Theater

Volgograd Drama Theater Volgograd Planetarium Central Stadium SC Rotor

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Volgograd's Gorky Drama Theatre, also known as the New Experimental Theatre.

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Located on Gagarin Street, the planetarium opened on September 19, 1954.

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Central Stadium in Volgograd, home to the city's pro football club SC Rotor.

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