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 | Sixteenth TurretThe sixteenth turret is the northernmost of them allThe sixteenth turret is the northernmost of them all
The sixteenth turret is the northernmost of them all. Officially, it is located within the city. But, in fact, it is situated in one of the city's suburbs. The turret is located in the GES settlement inside the fenced territory of School 87. The city was defended by the 124th Infantry Brigade, which was part of the 62nd Army, from this point.