3 Mamayev Kurgan. The Beginning

Mamayev Kurgan. The Beginning

Posted on March 13, 2012 by

Before the war, local people would call this area a hillock which sounded like "mamay". During the Battle of Stalingrad it was named Vysota 102 ("Height 102"). The area acquired its new name (Mamayev Kurgan) after a reporter mentioned the word "kurgan" standing for "tumulus".

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The last shot was fired here to celebrate the victory over Paulus' army.


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3 Responses to “Mamayev Kurgan. The Beginning”

  1. ayaa says:

    2 million people died in the fight for Stalingrad.

  2. Stalins Cat says:

    Heroes one and all.

  3. dfg says:

    I living in Volgograd (Stalingrad)

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