from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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. Population: 1,030,000.
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- proper n. A city in Russia.
- proper n. An oblast in southwestern Russia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
In 1992, an Elf subsidiary, Elf Neftegaz, and a small Russian company called AOZT Interneft signed an agreement to explore for and produce oil and gas in two regions of southern Russia, Volgograd and Saratov.
In 2009, Interneft and the Volgograd and Saratov regional governments launched an arbitration proceeding in Stockholm claiming breach of contract.
Neither were Saratov and Volgograd, which also didn't sign the 1992 deal, it said.
He lived with his mother and two brothers in Volgograd, a "hero city" once named Stalingrad and famed for resisting the Nazis in World War II, but he wasn't attracted to military life.
In the Volgograd region, prosecutors enlisted thugs to smash hundreds of greenhouses where tomatoes were growing.
Lincoln, said historian Ivan Kurilla, head of the Center for American Studies at Volgograd State University, once went to hear him.
Anna Chapman, a red-haired beauty who grew up grew up in Volgograd, Russia, as Anna Kushchenko, lived for years in London.
Ms. Chapman grew up in Volgograd, Russia, as Anna Kushchenko.
She grew up in the southern town of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) and came from an influential diplomatic family.
The attendees from Moscow, Petersburg, and Volgograd only saw Galina, but we saw her in her first ballet auditions when the instructor shook her head with disappointment.
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