Russia and Economics Volgograd Geography Essay

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THE CULTURE AND THE BATTLE OF
STALINGRAD

STALINGRAD
( VOLGOGRAD)
NOW

Culture Awareness

OVERVIEW


Geography



Climate



Natural Resources



People



Governance



Infrastructure



Economics

VOLGOGRAD GEOGRAPHY



Stalingrad is located in the southeastern part of European
Russia.



It is 80 kilometers (50 miles) long, north to south.



The land area is about 112,877 km square kilometers



Stalingrad is situated on the West bank of the Volga River.



The North-western part of Volgograd Region lies in the wooded steppe and the eastern part lies in the semi deserts and the real deserts.

GEOGRAPHY

CONTINUED



Volgograd has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season and hot summers. CLIMATE



During the winter months the temperature drops to -10 degrees
Celsius, making it a harsh winter.



The hottest month is
July with the average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius.



The total hours of sunshine per year is
2225.

NATURAL RESOURCES


Stalingrad has 3 natural resources •

Oil



Steel



Aluminum

.

PEOPLE
• Today, the population is about 2,610,161 people.
• The religion of the people of
Volgograd:






Russian Orthodox (54.5%) Unaffiliated Christian (4%) Muslim (3%) Other Orthodox (2%) Spiritual but not religious
(18%)
• Atheist (12%)
• Other or undeclared (6.5%)

FAMOUS PEOPLE
Vasily Zaitsev:
Sniper

Nickolay
Davydenko:
Tennis player

Elem Klimov:
Film Director

Vladimir
Kryuchkov:
Cyclist/Statesman

Aleksandra
Pakhmutova:
Composer

GOVERNANCE
• Governor: Anatoliy Brovko
• Chairman: Vladimir Efimov
• Several times a year Volgograd is renamed Stalingrad to coincide with military holidays.
• Both political entities have been the site of several many post-Soviet scandals and upsets. INFRASTRUCTU
RE


Pri Volga is the major railway system in
Volgograd. The station suffered damage from a bomb in 2013



The proposed concept infrastructure of the FIFA
World Football Cup 2018 in Volgograd.

ECONOMICS


Primary branches of economics are agriculture, food production, heavy industry, gas and petroleum refining. •

Volgograd is the key to controlling the oil producing in the region.



At one point the Tractor factory was refitted to produce the T-34 tanks.

VOLGA HYDROELECTRIC STATION

The capture of Stalingrad was important to Hitler for many reasons. One of them was that the city bore the name of
Hitler’s nemesis, Joseph Stalin, which would make the city’s capture an ideological coup. Stalin soon recognized this and sent any strong man who could hold a rifle to war. Stalin also had an ideological way of defending the city which bore his name in honor of his defense of the Russian Civil War, but he was under tremendous constraints…