The city of Volgograd was founded in 1589 with the initial name of Tsaritsa, in honor of the Tsaritsa river (yellow water) that crosses the city.
Subsequently, it was called Stalingrad in honor of Stalin's conquest of this city for the Red Army.
Stalingrad It is a city that arouses great feeling among the Russians, since there was one of the cruelest battles during World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad.
In Russia it is known as the Great Patriotic War.
Although the surrender of the German Army was achieved, it was done at a very high cost. More than 90% of the city was left in ruins and probably 2 million dead among soldiers of the Axis and the Soviet Union.
Volgograd is the name with which they renamed this city and as it is known today, after the denestization in 1950.
It is said that this name completely disconnected the city from its history. Many people do not relate it today with Stalingrad, that important city that was during the war.
It has even sought to restore his name without much success.
Volgograd has emerged as an important industrialized center with great importance for river transport and also for tourism of Russia.
These are some of the most interesting things you can do when you come to visit the city of Volgograd.
What to do in Volgograd?
Volgograd has buildings with history that make visitors travel through time and there are also some that fill with great pleasure, although most are relatively new constructions, for example:
Mamayev Kurgan It is the main memorial that honors the fallen in the heroic city of 1945.
There you can see the Statue raised "The Motherland Calls" in honor of the fallen in the Battle of Stalingrad.
It is a large statue of 85 meters tall that represents pain, memory and pride for the Russians.
Volgograd filmed with drone
In this city is one of the few floating churches in the world, the floating church of St. Vladimir of Volgograd.
You can also visit the open-air museum of the Ancient Sarepta, a place where the Volga Germans lived between the 18th and 19th centuries.
You can contemplate the monument to Lenin considered the highest in the world with 57 meters high.
The dancing bridge is another construction of the city on the Volga, come and know its history told by the locals through art.
The planetarium one of the best in the world with all the astronomical knowledge in which the Russians really stand out.
And if that were not enough, Volgograd was a city Home of the Russian Soccer World Cup 2018.
Here you will find the Volgograd Arena, a stadium with capacity for 45.000 spectators.