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(Russian tsaˈritsin)
(Placename) a former name (until 1925) of Volgograd
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(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.Tsaritsyn - a city in the European part of Russia on the VolgaTsaritsyn - 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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