Introduction to Volgograd

Volgograd, formerly referred to as Stalingrad is situated on the West bank of the River Volga located in the Southerly region of the Russian Confederation. It plays the role of being an important industrial city impacting the economy of the region and today is recognized as being the Administrative Center of Volgograd Oblast.

The city was originally named Stalingrad after the late Josef Stalin in 1925, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the latter part of the 20th century was renamed Volgograd. Yet even today there are six days in each year when the name Stalingrad is used, and currently there are a number of petitions being signed by many Russian people calling for President Vladimir Putin to revert back permanently to calling the city Stalingrad

This is probably associated with memories of the horrific Battle of Stalingrad during WW II against the might of the German army when huge casualties were suffered and extensive physical damage perpetrated.

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