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Volgograd

[vol-guh-grad, vohl-; Russian vuh l-guh-graht]
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  1. a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga River: battles in World War II, September 1942–February 1943.
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Volgograd

noun
  1. a port in SW Russia, on the River Volga: scene of a major engagement (1918) during the civil war and again in World War II (1942–43), in which the German forces were defeated; major industrial centre. Pop: 1 016 000 (2005 est)Former names: (until 1925) Tsaritsyn, (1925–61) Stalingrad
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Volgograd

[(vol-guh-grad, vohl-guh-grad)]

City located in southern Russia, amid the lower Volga and Don Rivers.

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The city is a major commercial and industrial center.

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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.
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