The Region of Mounds and Steppes

PHOTO by Konstantin Chalabov / RIA Novosti

The Volgograd region is called the gateway to Southern Russia. Hundreds of years ago, the Silk Road passed through here with its caravans, merchants and pilgrims. During the Second World War, Volgograd, then known as Stalingrad, was almost entirely destroyed but managed not to lose its history, hospitality and cordiality. As part of its Discovering Russia series, Lenta.ru shows off the Volgograd region’s attractions.