[stah-lin-grad; Russian stuh-lyin-graht] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the former name (1925–61) of Volgograd
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Word Origin and History for stalingrad


name of southern Russian city from 1925-1961, from Stalin (q.v.) + -grad (see yard (n.1)). Now Volgograd, formerly Tsaritsyn (1589), from Turkish sarisin "yellowish," in reference to the river water, but associated in Russian with Tsar.

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