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Stalingrad Square to appear on map of British Coventry

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Stalingrad Square to appear on map of British Coventry


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One of the city squares of British Coventry will be named after Stalingrad, the Vesti television program reports. The city administration promised that the area along with the park territory will open this month. The event is timed to the anniversary of twinning relations between Coventry and Volgograd.

Volgograd, where one of the largest battles took place, which was a turning point in the history of World War II, became the twin of Coventry 75 years ago. The British city in the spring of 1941 was almost completely destroyed by a raid of German bombers.

Coventry decided to reward its twin. Volgograd will be the first city to be celebrated for special services. Usually this award is awarded to people for outstanding personal achievements or for the ideals of citizenship.

The City Council expressed confidence that the historical cooperation that developed between the cities over the years was entirely consistent with the spirit of the award.

During 75 years, the ties with Volgograd have not weakened, the management of Coventry is convinced. Delegates from Russia became honored guests at the ceremonies of the Day of Remembrance of the Fallen and took part in other events.

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