Russia revives Stalingrad city name

tags: World War II, Telegraph (UK), Stalingrad



The Volgograd city council voted to use the name Stalingrad at city events on six commemorative days including February 2, the day Nazi forces fully surrendered to Soviet troops and May 9, Victory Day, Russian news agencies reported.

The decision was made "based on the many requests of Second World War participants," said Sergei Zabednov, quoted by the city parliament's press service.

"Deputies have taken a decision to establish the name 'hero-city Stalingrad' as a symbol of Volgograd. We will be able to use this symbol officially in our speeches and reports and at mass events," Zabednov said....



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