27 Sights in Volgograd, Russia (with Map and Images)

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1. Т-34

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Т-34 Own work / CC BY-SA 3.0

The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank introduced in 1940. When introduced, its 76. 2 mm (3 in) tank gun was more powerful than its contemporaries, and its 60-degree sloped armour provided good protection against anti-tank weapons. The Christie suspension was inherited from the design of the American J. Walter Christie's M1928 tank, versions of which were sold turretless to the Red Army and documented as "farm tractors" after they had been rejected by the U. S. Army. The T-34 had a profound effect on the conflict on the Eastern Front in the Second World War, and had a long lasting impact on tank design. After the Germans encountered the tank in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa, German General, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, called it "the finest tank in the world" and Heinz Guderian affirmed the T-34's "vast superiority" over German tanks. Alfred Jodl, chief of operations staff of the German armed forces, noted in his war diary that "the surprise at this new and thus unknown wunder-armament being unleashed against the German assault divisions," although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war.

Wikipedia: T-34 (EN)

2. Ствол 203-мм гаубицы

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Ствол 203-мм гаубицы Hanna Zelenko / CC BY-SA 3.0

203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4) was a 203 mm (8 inch) Soviet high-power heavy howitzer. During the Second World War, it was under the command of the Stavka's strategic reserve. It was nicknamed "Stalin's sledgehammer" by German soldiers. These guns were used with success against Finnish pillboxes at the Mannerheim Line, heavy German fortifications and in urban combat for destroying protected buildings and bunkers. These guns were used until the end of the war in the Battle of Berlin, during which the Red Army used them to smash German fortifications at point blank range with their heavy 203mm shells. In the spring of 1944, a KV-1S tank chassis was used to create a self-propelled variant, the S-51. The heavy recoil from the muzzle blast threw the crew off their seats and damaged the transmission, and so it was cancelled.

Wikipedia: 203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4) (EN)

3. Легкий танк Т-26

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Легкий танк Т-26

The T-26 tank was a Soviet light tank used during many conflicts of the Interwar period and in World War II. It was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and was one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s until its light armour became vulnerable to newer anti-tank guns. It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 units manufactured. During the 1930s, the USSR developed 53 variants of the T-26, including flame-throwing tanks, combat engineer vehicles, remotely controlled tanks, self-propelled guns, artillery tractors, and armoured carriers. Twenty-three of these were series-produced, others were experimental models.

Wikipedia: T-26 (EN)

4. 152-мм гаубица-пушка образца 1937 года (МЛ-20)

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The 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20), is a Soviet heavy gun-howitzer. The gun was developed by the design bureau of the plant no 172, headed by F. F. Petrov, as a deep upgrade of the 152-mm gun M1910/34, in turn based on the 152-mm siege gun M1910, a pre-World War I design by Schneider. It was in production from 1937 to 1946. The ML-20 saw action in World War II, mainly as a corps / army level artillery piece of the Soviet Army. Captured guns were employed by Wehrmacht and the Finnish Army. Post World War II, the ML-20 saw combat in numerous conflicts during the mid to late twentieth century.

Wikipedia: 152 mm howitzer-gun M1937 (ML-20) (EN)

5. 122-мм гаубица образца 1938 года (М-30)

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The 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) was a Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer. The weapon was developed by the design bureau of Motovilikha Plants, headed by F. F. Petrov, in the late 1930s, and was in production from 1939 to 1955. The M-30 saw action in World War II, mainly as a divisional artillery piece of the Red Army (RKKA). Captured guns were also employed later in the conflict by the German Wehrmacht and the Finnish Army. Post World War II the M-30 saw combat in numerous conflicts of the mid- to late twentieth century in service of other countries' armies, notably in the Middle East.

Wikipedia: 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) (EN)

6. Mamayev Kurgan

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Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means "tumulus of Mamai". The formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. The battle, a hard-fought Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern Front of World War II, turned into one of the bloodiest battles in human history. At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue, named The Motherland Calls, formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world; today it is the tallest sculpture of a woman in the world.

Wikipedia: Mamayev Kurgan (EN)

7. Памятник Чекистам

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Monument to the soldiers of the 10th Division of the NKVD troops and the policemen of Stalingrad - the defenders of the city in 1942-1943 or the Monument to the Chekists - a memorial in Volgograd, located on the right bank of the Tsaritsa River, near the Astrakhan Bridge, connecting the Central and Voroshilov districts of the city. Around the monument is the Chekist Square with a small park area. Near the metrotram station of the same name and public transport stops. It is a figure of a warrior with a raised naked sword in his hand, located on a pedestal.

Wikipedia: Памятник чекистам (RU)

8. Т-72

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The T-72 is a family of Soviet/Russian main battle tanks that entered production in 1969. The T-72 was a development of the T-64, which was troubled by high costs and its reliance on immature developmental technology. About 25,000 T-72 tanks have been built, and refurbishment has enabled many to remain in service for decades. It has been widely exported and has seen service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts. The T-90 introduced in 1992 is a development of the T-72B; production and development of various modernized T-72 models continues today.

Wikipedia: T-72 (EN)

9. 152-мм гаубица образца 1943 года (Д-1)

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152-мм гаубица образца 1943 года (Д-1) Chobitok Vasiliy / Чобиток Василий. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The D-1 howitzer M1943 is a Soviet World War II-era 152.4 mm howitzer. The gun was developed by the design bureau headed by F. F. Petrov in 1942 and 1943, based on the carriage of the 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) and using the barrel of the 152 mm howitzer M1938 (M-10). The powerful and mobile D-1, with its wide range of ammunition, significantly increased the firepower and breakthrough abilities of Red Army tank and motor rifle formations. Several hundred D-1s were manufactured before the end of World War II.

Wikipedia: 152 mm howitzer M1943 (D-1) (EN)

10. The Motherland Calls

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The Motherland Calls Scan the World / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Motherland Calls is the compositional centre of the monument-ensemble "Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad" on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The statue is designed in the Soviet style of socialist realism. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the tallest statue in the world in 1967. At 85 m (279 ft), it is the tallest statue in Europe, the tallest in the eastern hemisphere outside of Asia and the tallest statue of a woman in the world.

Wikipedia: The Motherland Calls (EN)

11. 85-мм дивизионная пушка Д-44

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85-мм дивизионная пушка Д-44 No machine-readable author provided / CC BY 2.5

The 85-mm divisional gun D-44 was a Soviet divisional 85-mm calibre field artillery gun used in the last action of World War II. It was designed as the replacement for the 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3). The gun is no longer in front-line service with the Russian Ground Forces, although some 200 of the Chinese Type 56 variant are still in service with the Pakistan Army. Wartime service included use by communist forces during the Vietnam War and by Arab forces during their conflicts with Israel.

Wikipedia: 85 mm divisional gun D-44 (EN), Subject Wikidata

12. Музей Старая Сарепта

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Музей Старая Сарепта Sergey Sabelnikov / Copyrighted free use

The historical, ethnographic and architectural museum reserve "Staraya Sarepta" is a major cultural, tourist, research and methodological centre in Volgograd. The Staraya Sarepta Pavilion covers an area of 7.1 hectares and includes 27 buildings, 23 of which are federal monuments in the 18th-19th century, permanent historical and ethnographic exhibitions, and alternate exhibitions of artists, photographers, masters of decorative and applied arts.

Wikipedia: Историко-этнографический и архитектурный музей-заповедник «Старая Сарепта» (RU), Website

13. 150-мм тяжелая полевая пушка 15 cm sFH 18

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The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 or sFH 18, nicknamed Immergrün ("Evergreen"), was the basic German division-level heavy howitzer of 149mm during the Second World War, serving alongside the smaller but more numerous 10.5 cm leFH 18. Its mobility and firing range and the effectiveness of its 44 kilogram shell made it the most important weapon of all German infantry divisions. A total of 6,756 examples were produced.

Wikipedia: 15 cm sFH 18 (EN)

14. Лог смерти

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In the Krasnooktyabrsky district of Volgograd on the banks of the Volga on a mass grave there is a monument with a laconic inscription: "Here, in the days of the Battle of Stalingrad, soldiers of the 95th Rifle Division under the command of Colonel Vasily Gorishny fought heroically in the years." Even during the battle, the place was called the "Log of Death".

Wikipedia: Памятник воинам 95-й стрелковой дивизии — «Лог смерти» (RU)

15. Як-3

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Як-3Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a single-engine, single-seat World War II Soviet fighter. Robust and easy to maintain, it was much liked by both pilots and ground crew. One of the smallest and lightest combat fighters fielded by any combatant during the war, its high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance and it proved to be a formidable dogfighter.

Wikipedia: Yakovlev Yak-3 (EN)

16. Волгоградский областной краеведческий музей

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Волгоградский областной краеведческий музей Администрация Волгоградской области / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Volgograd Regional History Museum was established on November 2 (15), 1914. It is the Tsaritsyn Museum in Tsaritsyn City, which belongs to the Extracurricular Education Promotion Association in Tsaritsyn City and is established on the basis of the Ivanov School Museum in the 12th School. The museum has a collection of 143,000 pieces.

Wikipedia: Волгоградский областной краеведческий музей (RU), Website

17. Легкий танк Т-60

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Легкий танк Т-60Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK / CC BY-SA 2.0

The T-60 scout tank was a light tank produced by the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1942. During this period, 6,292 units were built. The tank was designed to replace the obsolete T-38 amphibious scout tank and saw action during World War II. The Kingdom of Romania used the T-60 chassis to build some locally-designed tank destroyers.

Wikipedia: T-60 tank (EN)

18. Бармалей (Детский хоровод)

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Бармалей (Детский хоровод)

The Barmaley is an informal name of a fountain in the city of Volgograd. Its official name is Children's Khorovod. The statue is of a circle of six children dancing the khorovod around a crocodile. While the original fountain was removed in the 1950s, two replicas were installed in 2013.

Wikipedia: Barmaley Fountain (EN)

19. Памятник Хользунову

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The monument to Kholzunov is a sculpture of the Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor Stepanovich Kholzunov installed on the central embankment of the city of Volgograd. It is an object of cultural heritage of federal significance and one of the few surviving pre -war monuments in the city.

Wikipedia: Памятник Хользунову (Волгоград) (RU)

20. Су-2

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The Sukhoi Su-2 was a Soviet reconnaissance and light bomber aircraft used in the early stages of World War II. It was the first airplane designed by Pavel Sukhoi. The basic design received an engine and armament upgrade (Su-4) and was modified for the ground-attack role (ShB).

Wikipedia: Sukhoi Su-2 (EN)

21. 50-мм противотанковая пушка 5 cm FlaK 41

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50-мм противотанковая пушка 5 cm FlaK 41

The 5 cm FlaK 41 (Flugabwehrkanone 41) was a German 50 mm (2.0 in) anti-aircraft gun produced for defending the intermediate zone above the range of light guns, but below the ceiling of the heavy pieces. The gun proved inadequate and was produced only in small numbers.

Wikipedia: 5 cm FlaK 41 (EN)

22. 57-мм противотанковая пушка образца 1941 года (ЗИС-2)

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The ZiS-2 is a Soviet 57 mm anti-tank gun used during World War II. The ZiS-4 is a version of the gun that was meant to be installed in tanks. ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, the official title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which produced the gun first.

Wikipedia: 57 mm anti-tank gun M1943 (ZiS-2) (EN)

23. 76-мм дивизионная пушка образца 1942 года (ЗИС-3)

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76-мм дивизионная пушка образца 1942 года (ЗИС-3)

The 76-mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was a Soviet 76.2 mm divisional field gun used during World War II. ZiS was a factory designation and stood for Zavod imeni Stalina, the honorific title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which first constructed this gun.

Wikipedia: 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) (EN)

24. Храм Иоанна Предтечи

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Храм Иоанна Предтечи Сергей Черный / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Church of the Holy Prophet John the Baptist is the first church of the city of Tsaritsyn. On July 2, 1589, the construction of the Tsaritsyn fortress by the Cossacks began with the construction of a wooden church in the name of St. John the Baptist.

Wikipedia: Церковь Иоанна Предтечи (Волгоград) (RU)

25. Волгоградский музыкальный театр

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The Volga City Music Theater is the oldest musical theater on the Volga, the legal successor of the 2nd State Stalingrad Workers' Theater, the Stalingrad Regional Theater of Musical Comedy and the Volgograd Regional Theater of Musical Comedy;

Wikipedia: Волгоградский музыкальный театр (RU), Website

26. Spine

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The memorial in Pestschanka is a monument in Pestschanka, a place 20 kilometers west of Volgograd, which is supposed to commemorate the battle for Stalingrad. The place is today in the Gorkowski district of Volgograd.

Wikipedia: Mahnmal in Pestschanka (DE), Website

27. Медаль Золотая звезда

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The title Hero of the Soviet Union was the highest distinction in the Soviet Union, awarded together with the Order of Lenin personally or collectively for heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society.

Wikipedia: Gold Star medal (EN)


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