Known as Stalingrad during much of the Soviet era, Volgograd is now an important industrial city of just over a million people. During World War II, the hill of Mamayev Kurgan was one of the bloodiest locales of the Battle of Stalingrad (the deadliest battle in history, claiming a million and a half lives), and is now the site of a memorial complex. The Panorama Museum, named for the massive Battle of Stalingrad panoramic painting it houses, is another of the city’s most popular attractions.
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These momuments marks the area where the Soviet army defeated Hitler's army on the eastern front during World War II.
Historic area. Now marked with statues and sculptures. An interesting tribute to an interesting time.
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The steam powered mill was built in 1903. It was equiped with electrical generator and boiler station. There was a railway from the mill to the hithe, that was demounted after the war. The owner of the mill was Aleksander Gergardt, an ethnic German. His name is inscripted on the wall. In the 1930-s the mill was named after Grudinin, in honour of the lathe operator K. Grudinin who was killed because of his communistic activity. During the Stalingrad battle the observation point of I. P. Elin, the commander of the 42nd regiment of the 13th Rifle Division, was situated here. The mill, the house of Pavlov and the house of Zabolotniy were the main defensive posts in the centre of Stalingrad. The ruined mill is an evidence of the violent fighting and the last-ditch heroism of the Stalingrad defenders. The ruins of the mill is a historical and cultural monument of the federal significance. The total area is 989,3 square metres.
This is right next to the panorama museum. It is impossible to miss and free to view. It’s been well-preserves over the years. Similar to the A-Bomb dome in Hiroshima.
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With all the "western" hostility against Russia, a visit to war cemeteries, be in Volgograd, the former Stalingrad, or in St Petersburg, would be well advised: to recall that the West (Germany) murdered 27 million Russians during WW II and that Russian antagonism against an ever expanding (and conquering) NATO and US and EU instigated "regime change" in Ukraine is based on merits and historical facts.
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More than four million combatants fought in the gargantuan struggle at Stalingrad between the Nazi and Soviet armies. Almost half – over 1.8 million people – became casualties. More Soviet soldiers died in this five-month contest than Americans died in the entire war This monument commemorates their sacrifice. It is beautifully done and is a solemn reminder of lives lost.
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This huge statue higher than the statue of liberty was built to commemorate the battle of Stalingrad. Be prepared to climb many steps to reach the statue
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A fitting tribute to the lives lost in the war. It is well-maintained and guarded during the day. No cost free entry.
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A fitting monument to the other people affected by the war. There is a lovely view down to the river and you can see all the statues from here.
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