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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

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From Russian Волгогра́д. (Wiktionary)

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