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 | Pavlov’s HouseAcross the street is Pavlov’s HouseAcross the street is Pavlov’s House
Across the street is Pavlov’s House. Across the street is Pavlov’s House. During the Battle of Stalingrad a unit of Soviet soldiers used this building as a defensive perimeter. Historians believe they were led by sergeant Yakov Pavlov. This house is a true symbol of wartime courage, endurance and the solidarity of the Soviet people. The special memorial sidewall is dedicated to the twenty three soldiers of eleven nationalities who defended the house for 58 days. Two more names belong two soldiers who helped capture the building.