Volgograd is one of Russia's largest cities. It is known as Stalingrad all over the world and as such it became the site of the Stalingrad battle which predetermined the victory of Russia and its allies Britain, USA and France over German Nazis in World War II. Volgograd is a southern city, an average temperature in summer is +26C and in winter -9C, Volgograd is placed on the bank of the Volga river. Due to its proximity to the river the climate in Volgograd is favorable. The population of Volgograd is over 1.1 million
There is an international airport, a river terminal, train and bus stations in the city. There are direct flights to Italy, Germany, the Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Sri-Lanka, Lebanon and to all states of the former Commonwealth of Independent States from Volgograd.
There are 5-6 direct flights from Moscow to Volgograd daily. The flight time is 1.5 hour. Besides every day 3 trains leave Moscow for Volgograd, the journey lasts 18 hours.
Volgograd is a big tourist centre, especially for foreigners. Over 70,000 foreign tourists come to Volgograd every year. There are many historical places, theatres, concert halls, restaurants and bars in Volgograd. There is a great number of supermarkets and open markets as well which can boast a wide variety of food.
There are some Orthodox Churches, a Polish Roman Catholic Church, a Protestant Church, a Mosque and a Synagogue in Volgograd. International students can go there on religious holidays.
Volgograd is one of the important industrial cities. Its industries include shipbuilding, oil refining, steel and aluminum production, machinery and vehicles manufacturing and chemical production. A large hydroelectric power plant stands at a short distance to the north of Volgograd.
The most popular and reminiscent of them is Mamayev Hill. On the peak, which for some reason is called Mamayev (Mama) there are clusters of monuments. Standing distinctly among them is a high rising statue of Mother Russia with a height of 52 meters.