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Volgograd is one of the most important historical centers of the country, because it was here that one of the most important turning points of the Great Patriotic War - the Battle of Stalingrad took place. Today, thousands of tourists visit the city to stroll through historical places and appreciate the grand monuments dedicated to the victims of the war.
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The city was founded in the middle of the 16th century and due to a long history, its name was changed thrice. Originally it bore the name of Tsaritsyn, and in 1925 it was decided to rename the city Stalingrad. This name it bore during the war, which explains the name of the legendary battle. Renaming to Volgograd took place in 1961, and more recently the issue of renaming the city again became relevant. In 2013, it was decided that every year on May 9 - Victory Day - the city will return to its old name Stalingrad for exactly one day.
During the war years, almost the whole territory of the city was destroyed, therefore architectural monuments, which guests of Volgograd can admire today, were mostly erected in the postwar period. However, in the most remote areas, you can find a lot of unique buildings, whose age is more than 200 years. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Pleasant cafes and restaurants for rest are in every area of ​​the city. You can find them on busy shopping streets, in parks and near popular sightseeing objects. Among the elite … Open
The focus of the old buildings is the Kirov and Krasnoarmeisky districts, with many historical stories associated with the historical monuments represented here. This part of the city was also seriously damaged during the war years, and had previously been repeatedly subjected to the destructive effect of elements, but a number of disasters could not have caused much harm. Like several hundred years ago, they decorate the city streets; otherwise it is impossible to explain such a phenomenon with mysticism.
Volgograd will be liked not only by lovers of walks in historical places, but also fans of active leisure. The city on the Volga has long been chosen by fans of fishing and beach recreation as there are wonderful places for recreation on the river bank. The modern city is not deprived of entertaining establishments, new shopping centers and entertainment centers open here literally every year. After the devastating war, by the efforts of locals, the heroic city was restored in the shortest possible time. Today it is known as a large industrial, commercial and, of course, a tourist center, which never stops improving for a minute.
Volgograd has a lot of amazing features that distinguish it from other modern cities. It is an ancient city with a centuries-old history, which in the middle of the 20th century was … Open
The main historical symbol of the city and its unwavering courage is the Mamayev Kurgan. It saw the bloodiest battle of Stalingrad in the period of the Great Patriotic War. In memory of this, the large architectural complex was constructed. Its heart is the “Motherland Calls” sculpture made by E. Vuchetich. The monument is 85 m high and is included in the list of the highest monuments of the world.
Near it, there is the Panoramic Museum “The Battle of Stalingrad”. This themed museum was opened in 1985. Some of its exhibits, including samples of military equipment, are stored in the open air. Near the museum, there is Gerhart's Mill built in the early 20th century. During the Battle of Stalingrad, the building was damaged significantly. After the War, it was decided not to restore it. Now, it is hard to imagine that people lived in this half-destroyed house after the war.
Monuments of the Battle of Stalingrad make up the bulk of most excursion programs. A landmark of world importance is Mamayev Kurgan - an incredibly beautiful and large-scale memorial, which … Open
The Central Embankment that has a fascinating view of the Volga River will impress you too. In the warm season, river buses sail from the pier. The guests of the city have an opportunity to admire outstanding attractions during this “voyage”. On national holidays, interesting entertaining events are always held on the embankment.
Volgograd Admirers of painting should certainly visit the Art Museum named after I. Mashkov. It was opened in 1963 and now is an only working art gallery in the city. It houses collections of unique pieces of art of the 19th-20th centuries. Many exhibits were transferred to this museum from the Hermitage and Tretyakov Gallery.
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Far from the city, there is the famous Old Sarepta Museum Reserve. It is located in the southern part of the city. It occupies almost 5 hectares. The main exhibits of the museum are old buildings constructed here at the turn of the 18th-19th centuries. These constructions are aged over 200 years. It is a miracle that it managed to survive in the period of the Great Patriotic War. Today, these historical buildings house collections of archeological, ethnographic, and art exhibits. There are also several theatres on the territory of the museum.
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Motherland Calls Sculpture

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At the time of the opening, the statue, whose height is 87 meters, was the highest in the world. The main building materials were metal and concrete. About 2 400 tons of metal structures, as well as 5 500 tonnes of concrete were used to create the statue. One of the most difficult elements of the sculpture is the sword that is 33 meters long. It was originally made of the stainless steel sheathed with titanium sheets. This arrangement did not last long. The sword was strongly swayed in the wind and could cause a destruction of the monument. In 1972, it was replaced by the sword of the fluorinated steel, which decorates with a sculpture for more than forty years. … Read further
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