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Vol·go·grad(vŏl′gə-grăd′, vōl′-, vəl-gə-grät′)
A city of southwest Russia on the Volga River northeast of Rostov. Founded in 1589 as a defensive stronghold named Tsaritsyn, it was renamed Stalingrad in 1925 and Volgograd in 1961. The city was besieged and severely damaged during a prolonged battle in World War II, with extensive casualties of both German and Soviet troops.
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Volgograd(Russian vəlɡaˈɡrat; English ˈvɒlɡəˌɡræd)
(Placename) a port in SW Russia, on the River Volga: scene of a major engagement (1918) during the civil war and again in World War II (1942–43), in which the German forces were defeated; major industrial centre. Pop: 1 016 000 (2005 est). Former names: Tsaritsyn (until 1925) or Stalingrad (1925–61)
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Vol•go•grad(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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|Noun||1.||Volgograd - 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|
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