Over the course of the last hundred years, Volgograd has often been a prominent figure on the Russian and global stage. Many events have left their mark on the city in monuments, places and traditions. Over the last century the city has changed its name three times: at the beginning of the twentieth century it was called Tsaritsyn and it was a backwater place on the banks of the Volga River. Then it became Stalingrad - the fortress that played a pivotal role in World War II, and later was renamed Volgograd, having become in the process a sunny and hospitable city whose residents love fishing, football, boat rides and beaches.
Volgograd 2018 | The River PortThe River Port was built in 1980, much later than the main Embankment ensembleThe River Port was built in 1980, much later than the main Embankment ensemble
The River Port
The River Port was built in 1980, much later than the main Embankment ensemble. Today it is Europe’s largest riverboat terminal (length 296 m/917 ft, width 36 m/111 ft and height 47 m/146 ft), catering for river traffic including cruise ships and cargo boats.