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It wasn't. They are two separate cities. As a result of the Communist Revolution in 1917, the Soviets renamed some of their cities to erase the memory of living under the… Tsar and religious traditions. Saint Petersburg was changed to Petrograd during World War I and renamed for Lenin upon his death. Saint Petersburg was renamed Petrograd in 1914, and Leningrad from 1924-1991. Tsaritsyn became Stalingrad, and is today known as Volgograd.
To sever the logistical supply line to the Russian interior .
Stalingrad is now called Volgograd,
The city really was called Stalingrad, named after Josef Stalin, the current political leader of the USSR at the time
Stalingrad, an industrial city located on the western bank of the lower Volga River in Russia, earned great fame during World War II as the site of the 1942/43 battle betw…een German and Soviet troops which resulted in a decisive Soviet victory. In 1961, the city was renamed Volgograd, and this name still stands; however, 2013, the decision was made to return the name of the city to "Stalingrad" at honorary occasions during each year, with the possibility of returning to the older name permanently.
Petrograd. It was originally St Petersburg but it was changed to Petrograd as St Petersburg was believed to be more German.
Answer This city name first was 'Tsaritsyn' Then 'Stalingrad' (until 1958-60). Now 'Volgograd'.
the Volga river
"Rottenkrieg" - the war of the rats .
Tsaritsyn now renamed Volgograd .
In USSR in WW2
The city of Stalingrad , now renamed Volgograd after the river , was named after the Russian dictator Josef Stalin .