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History of city Volgograd in photos

A small historical reference

On the "Map of Russia, Muscovy and Tartary" Anthony Jenkinson, published in London in 1562 on the site of the city has been designated "the former Tartar city Meskhet", probably abandoned.

In 1579, English explorer Christopher Barrow said: "On the island, called the Empress, the Russian tsar in the summer keeps a detachment of 50 archers to guard the roads." This record - one of the earliest, which refers to the name of "Tsarina", later to gain a foothold in the country.

At first it was a small military border town, which often reflects the nomadic raids and rebel troops. Subsequently, however, Tsaritsyn became an industrial center. Founding of the city is considered July 2, 1589 and this castle and called Tsaritsyn, because the original was located on an island on the River Queen. Indigenous peoples Turkic called this river "Sary-Su" - "yellow water", the name of the city dates back to the Turkic "Sary-syn" - "tsary-ching", which means "yellow island."

Date of foundation: 1589

Population: 1 016 137

Volgograd. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

 
Volgograd. View from the Volga river
View from the Volga river

 
Volgograd. View from the Volga river
View from the Volga river

 
Volgograd. 4th women's gymnasium
4th women's gymnasium

 
Volgograd. Astrakhansky bridge
Astrakhansky bridge

 
Volgograd. Astrakhansky bridge
Astrakhansky bridge

 
Volgograd. Astrakhansky bridge
Astrakhansky bridge

 
Volgograd. Railway station
Railway station

 
Volgograd. Alexandrovskaya street
Alexandrovskaya street

 
Volgograd. Alexandrovskaya street
Alexandrovskaya street

 
Volgograd. Moscowskaya street
Moscowskaya street

 
Volgograd. 1st Men's gymnasium
1st Men's gymnasium and real school

 
Volgograd. Gogol street
Gogol street

 
Volgograd. Marketplace
Marketplace

 
Volgograd. Marketplace
Marketplace

 
Volgograd. Marketplace
Marketplace

 
Volgograd. House of Bozheskov
House of Bozheskov

 
Volgograd. Fire depot
Fire depot, chapel, away - house of Bozheskov

 
Volgograd. City water tower
City water tower

 
Volgograd. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Volgograd. Fire tower
Fire tower of the 1st part of the city

 
Volgograd. Real school
Real school

 
Volgograd. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city, the fish stocks along the railway

 
Volgograd. The railway station
The railway station, right - fish stocks

 

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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