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Volgograd

Country
Russian Federation
State
Volgograd Oblast
City
Volgograd
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Plane

Serving the city is Volgograd International Airport(IATA: VOG)which despite it's name mostly have domestic routes, Moscow and Saint Petersburg beeing the two major destinations. International connections are avalible with Munich and Yerevan and operated by RusLine'

By Train

Volgograd is a major railway junction with good connections from Moscow (20 h), Saint Petersburg (34 h) and most other large cities in western Russia, tickets cost between 3-5000 RUB for a second class sleeper. In the other direction, trains come all the way from Irkutsk (92 h) in Siberia. International connections are limited but several central asian cities such as Bishkek (77 h), Baku (30 h) Dushanbe (72 h), Tashkent (60 h) as well as the two major cities in Kazakstan, Almaty (68 h) and Astana (52 h) have departures atlest once a week

By Car

European route E40, the longest European route connecting Calais, France with Ridder, Kazakhstan, passes through Volgograd.

By Boat

The city stands at the east end of the Volga-Don Canal, opened in 1952 to link the two great rivers of Southern Russia. River cruises down the Volga operate during the summer months (early May to late September). Dozens of boats operated by different companies run from Moscow to Astrakhan passing by Volgograd.

Key places to visit
Mamayev Hill Monuments, Volgograd State panoramic museum Stalingrad Battle, Pavlov's House


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Places to Visit

Mamayev Hill Monuments

From the Square of Sorrow we begin our walk to the top of the hill to the feet of the main monument – “Mother-Russia calls for!». Along the serpentine, in the ground of the hill, there was made a reburial or the remains of 34 505 soldiers - defenders of Stalingrad, and also there can be found 35 granite tombstones of the Heroes of the Soviet Union, participants of the Stalingrad Battle.The sculpture “Mother-Russia calls for!” is a compositional center of the whole ensemble, it represents a figure of a woman (its height is 52 meters), rapidly stepping forward. In her right hand she is holding a sword, which is 33 meters long and its weight is 14 tons. Together with the sword the height of the sculpture is 85 meters. The monument is standing on the 16-meters fundamental base. The height of the main monuments speaks of its grand scale and uniqueness. It is enough to mention that its weight is 8 thousand tons. The monument – a modern interpretation of an image of the antic Nikka – goddess of the victory – calls her sons and daughters to resist the enemy and continue advancing onto it.

Volgograd State panoramic museum Stalingrad Battle

Volgograd State Panoramic Museum “Stalingrad Battle” has lead its life from the Museum of Defense of Tsaritsyn named after Stalyn, and it was opened on the 3rd of January of 1937. In 1948 it was renamed in Museum of Defense of Tsaritsyn-Stalingrad, in 1963-1982 it became Volgograd State Defense Museum, and in 31 of May of 1982 it turned out to be Volgograd State Panoramic Museum “Stalingrad Battle”.

Pavlov's House

Pavlov's House became the name of a fortified apartment building during the Battle of Stalingrad from 27 September, 1942 to February 2, 1943. It gained its popular name from Sergeant Yakov Pavlov, who commanded the platoon that seized the building and defended it during the long battle.
 

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