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4 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”.

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

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4 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)

  4. Papa Karlo says:

    Tsaritsyn was very unlucky it’s got named after Stalin. If it was not Stalingrad, it would be surrendered without so much fight. But Stalin would have spent every last soldier and citizen, rather than surrender the city. If Germans had unlimited resources, then Soviet losses in Stalingrad would never stop, until there would be nobody left in the whole country except Stalin alone.

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