Studying in Russia

~Your Survival Guide~

Piece of History

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

We welcome you for the 6-years-battle in the city of heroes-Volgograd formerly called Tsaritsyn (1598–1925) and Stalingrad (1925–1961) ,a city which is 80 kilometres long and situated on the west bank of the Volga River.

The city was the scene of heavy fighting during the Russian Civil War. Also,  During WW II, the city of Stalingrad became the center of the Battle of Stalingrad as well as the pivotal turning point in the war against Germany.

The city was reduced to rubble during the fierce fighting, but reconstruction began soon after the Germans were expelled from the city. It was rebuild after the war, that is why most of the buildings are new, except for some historical buildings which are kept as artifacts. Well, u will learn more about the so-called Stalingrad war during your Russian History classes.

For the heroism shown during the battle, Stalingrad was awarded the title Hero City  in 1945. A memorial complex commemorating the battle, dominated by an immense allegorical sculpture of Mother Russia, was erected on the Mamayev Kurgan , a hill that saw some of the most intense fighting during the battle..

In a week, your university registration will be taken care by the lecturers. If you need to shop your basic needs, I bet there are seniors who are willing to help. So, get to know your Malaysian community a.s.a.p. Please consult your seniors if you have any problems. Ask even if it is the lamest question, especially regarding communication with the Russians. The people are friendly, well– some of them. But you need fluent Russians to make them like you. So never take your Russian language classes for granted!

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