Name of Location: Volgograd
Volgograd, which is located just near the Volga River, is the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast in Russia. It is a large administrative, industrial, cultural and educated centre. There are also several powerful industrial complexes in the city.
Volgograd has played an important part in Russia's history. The city was originally named Tsaritsyn, but it was changed to Stalingrad in 1925. In 1965, the name was finally changed to Volgograd by Soviet Union leader Nikita Khruschev.
Modern Volgograd remains to be a significant industrial city. It has made several contributions to the country's economy. The city boasts of numerous industries, including chemical production, manufacture of vehicles and machinery, steel and aluminium production, shipbuilding, and oil refining. A little far from the north of Volgograd is the big Volgograd Hydroelectric Plant, the biggest hydroelectric station.
There is also a major railway junction in Volgograd. The trains connect the city to Moscow, Siberia, Caucasus and Ukraine. This station is located in the east end of the waterway, Lenin Volga-Don Shipping Canal. The public transport system of Volgograd includes a light rail service called Volgograd metro tram.
The battles of World War II were said to have mostly happened in the city. It was where the fight between Soviet and German soldiers happened, which is considered the bloodiest battle in the world. The city also has few interesting tourist sites like museums and memorials. It is also rich in history and culture, and provides a great insight of the Russian life.