During World War II (Great Patriotic War), the city of Stalingrad became the center of the Battle of Stalingrad as well as the pivotal turning point in the war against Germany. |
There are not old monuments in the city. After Battle of Stalingrad there were not any intacted buildings among ruins, it was difficult to determine among them the street's names. All country tried to restore the city. There are a lot of historical monuments, connected with the World War II. Volgograd is considered as «the main Russian High» - «Mamaev Kurgan»,where the central part of exposition is Motherland. It is a panorama of defeat of the fascists armies under Stalingrad. But the main famous sight of the city, its symbol is the statue of Motherland, personifying the unity of russian force.
There are museum – planetariums with unique optical constructions, presented by Germany. Only three same constructions are in the world.