Where was Stalingrad located?
Stalingrad was the second biggest city in Russia. It was located on the Volga River near the oil fields of Caucusus and was very important for industry and communications. Stalingrad became a center of heavy industry and transhipment under Stalin's rule. Joseph Stalin changed the name of the city from Tsaritsyn to Stalingrad, naming it after himself. Now, the city is named Volgograd (Volga City).