Volgograd

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Volgograd


The city of Volvograd (in Russian, Волгоград; in the Soviet era, Stalingrad), is one of the most important cities in Russia from a historical point of view: the famous Battle of Stalingrad, an unprecedented carnage. It is located 970 km southeast of Moscow. During the Second World War it was the scene of the bloodiest battle ever known, when millions of people perished on its battlefield.


Tsaritsin

When it was founded in the second half of the 16th century, it was called Tsaritsin , because it is located at the confluence of the Tsaritsa River with the Volga River. From 1925 to 1961, it adopted the name of Stalingrad. This name was adopted for celebrate Stalin's victory over General Denikin's White Army troops. But, with destalinization, from 1961 on they returned to call it Volgograd .


Mother Fatherland

Symbol of the Volgograd and the Resistance of Russia against Axis troops, the Statue of the Motherland (in Russian Родина-мать зовёт !, ie Motherland is calling!), measures 85m and weighs eight thousand tons. It was once considered the largest statue in the world. Currently, it is still the largest world woman statue. Perched high on the Mamayev Kurgan hill, this imposing and impressive monument commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad. We remember that during the Second World War Russia lost about 26 million people.


Back to Saint Petersburg

Former imperial capital of Tsarist Russia, Saint Petersburg - or SPB, for short - is the second most important city in Russia. On the banks of the River Neva, Saint Petersburg is one of the most important artistic and cultural centers in the country. Among its attractions, the Winter Palace and the Hermitage Museum stand out, one of the most famous in the world.  

Russia's Regions

The country's territory is divided in 85 administrative entities (oblasts, republics, krais, federal cities, among other) which are included in eight federal districts. Among the entities we highlight: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Rostov on Don, Ufa, Kazan, Nijni Novgorod, Tcheliabinsk, Tiumen, Samara, Saratov, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Krasnoiarsk, Stavropol, Barnaul, Makhatchkala, Perm and Volgograd, among the most important.

Russia's Main Cities

The 10 main cities in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Krasnodar
  4. Ekaterinburg
  5. Rostov-on-Don
  6. Kazan
  7. Volgograd
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara


Russia's Main Tourist Destinations

Important tourist destination in the world, Russia welcomes about 25 million visitors every year. O turismo representa cerca de 10% do PIB do país. Moscow is one of the most visited cities in Europe and the world . The 10 main tourist destinations in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Krasnodar
  4. Ekaterinburg
  5. Rostov-on-Don
  6. Kazan
  7. Volgograd
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara



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