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17 The History of Volgograd in Pictures

The History of Volgograd in Pictures

Posted on September 15, 2011 by team


The Russian city of Volgograd didn’t always have this name. From 1589 to 1925 it was called Tsaritsyn. From 1925 to 1961 – Stalingrad. Here we assembled the pictures of the heroic city belonging to different periods of time.

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17 Responses to “The History of Volgograd in Pictures”

  1. Verto says:

    If Soviets failed here,the world would be “different” today ! ! ! ! ! memories of defenders of Stalingrad lives forever ! ! ! ! ! !

    • Otis R. Needleman says:

      I don’t always agree with you, but I agree with you here. The Red Army gut the guts out of the Wehrmacht. May Volgograd forever live in peace now.

      • paul says:

        nazis, soviets, what’s the difference? one killed jews the other killed everyone. the war in europe was only won in the west.

        • OCTOMOM says:

          the war in europe can be won in the west of my bed! I like you!!

        • ayaa says:

          So the Nazis killed just jews huh. So then who killed all the 15+ million Soviet civilians that died during the war.

          • ayaa says:

            The Red Army won the war in Europe. If it hadn’t been for the Soviets, even the Normandy invasion would be a failure. Most likely that France and the Low countries would be liberated, but the East would remain under Nazi control. But if it had been just the Soviets, the war would probably have ended in 1947/1948. And the whole of continental Europe would be Soviet. The Atlantic would form the Iron Curtain.

        • Igor says:

          I like when fat american kids write something here. Their deaf ignorance makes their future hopeless.

        • Arrogance kills says:

          “paul”, that’s why only Americans could invent the Kool Aid. Some flattering loonie tells them they are “the chosen”, then asks to put poison in it, drink it and die. And they do it! They won’t hear anything else. You just reminded me about it.

  2. The man with the accordian I wonder what music he was playing.

  3. yojimbo says:

    I doubt it to be honest the Germans where fighting a war on multiple fronts that they simply did not have the man power to win and Hitler consistently made very poor command decisions in the end even if if ha won at Stalingrad they still would have been defeated the Soviets would just have another city to liberate.

    The battle that stopped the Germans from ever again advancing into Soviet lands was Kursk the loss at Stalingrad only hindered them but it did not break their back.

  4. marxistworker says:

    The large banner on the front of that municipal bldg. I’m guessing is L. Kaganovich. The autos seem to date the photo in either the 20s or early 30s which is when he ran Ukraine and/or Moscow and (being a 110% Stalinist) therefore would earn him a cult of personality. He also led grain confiscation expeditions to the lower Volga (under Stalin’s collectivization) in the 1930-32 timeframe. Comrade Bukharin opposed Stalin’s collectivization.

  5. paul says:

    i’m sure that the soviets were happy to have it too, as stalin killed most of his aircraft engineers

  6. Mr. Mister says:

    Really? Those were news to defeated Gen. Paulus.

  7. andy says:

    We Americans helped the Soviets with food , trucks, and much other equipment – but the Soviet Union won the war against fascism with their courage, determination, hard work and anger at Nazi atrocities in their country. Americans have been brainwashed about USSR by the corporate oligarchy.

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