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 (stä′lĭn-grăd′, stə-lyĭn-grät′)


(ˈstɑːlɪnˌɡræd; Russian stəlinˈɡrat)
(Placename) the former name (1925–61) of Volgograd


(ˈvɒl gəˌgræd, ˈvoʊl-)

a city in the SW Russian Federation, on the Volga River: battles in World War II, 1942–1943. 999,000. Formerly, Stalingrad.
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Noun1.Stalingrad - a city in the European part of Russia on the VolgaStalingrad - a city in the European part of Russia on the Volga; site of German defeat in World War II in the winter of 1942-43
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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THE Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of warfare, leading to the capitulation of the 6th German Army and marking a major turning point in World War II.
Stalingrad 1942-43 "The Mirror visited a memorial commemorating 16 people killed on a tram.
Volgograd - formerly Stalingrad - was Coventry's first twin city and the film crew interviewed Lord Mayor, Coun Gary Crookes, about Coventry's twinning history with the Russian city.
A l'occasion du 70e anniversaire de la bataille de Stalingrad, le Centre culturel russe a Rabat a organisee une exposition des photos historiques qui retracent les differentes phases de la liberation de cette ville des mains des troupes nazies.
And yesterday, the 70th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad was marked with military parades and services.
On Saturday, visitors to Volgograd are to experience a trip back in time of 60 years as buses painted with images of Joseph Stalin are driven around the southwestern Russian city, temporally renamed Stalingrad in honour of the Communist dictator who more than any other moulded the Soviet Union.
This second volume in David Glantz's Stalingrad trilogy is primarily concerned with the fighting between Axis and Soviet forces for the city of Stalingrad from the arrival of Axis forces in strength at the city up to the start of the Soviet counteroffensive that led to the encirclement of the German Sixth Army and elements of the Fourth Panzer Army.
It's an epic war movie focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad that favours spectacle over emotion.
After a short skirmish the Soviet 26th Tank Corps captured the bridge and severed the aorta of the German supply lines at the Stalingrad front.
Notes of a Russian sniper; Vassili Zaitsev and the battle of Stalingrad.