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Museum of Stalingrad battle in Volgograd photo

After the liberation of Stalingrad there remained no intact building in the city, however, the restoration began almost immediately. And only Gergardt`s Mill was left unchanged, as a remembrance of that battle, and it was there that the State Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad was created. Every guest of the city should visit this museum.

The museum, with the panorama of the battle and street exhibits, is very big, but the first thing to see is the ruins of Gergardt`s Mill. The Mill, which is close to the Volga embankment, and Pavlov`s House located 500 meters away, became the most important centers of Stalingrad defense. Of greater strategic value was only Mamayev Kurgan. 

By the Mill you can see how all the other buildings of Stalingrad looked: each square meter of walls is riddled with shells and bullets, roof is broken through by direct hits of numerous air demolition bombs. In front of the Mill is the replica of the famous Barmaley Fountain with children dancing around the Crocodile, and the fountain was left in a half ruined condition, as on the photo of the war time. 

There are eight exposition halls at the museum properly. The first halls house the maps of all stages of the Battle of Stalingrad, as well as the models of the Russian military equipment, such as: mortars, guns and the searchlights used to find the enemy planes.

Outside the museum you can see some pieces of heavy equipment: tanks, guns, and a plane. Also, it will be very interesting to look at the war-time steam-engine and carriages used to transport the troops. From the high embankment you can have a beautiful view of the Volga.

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The entrance to the Museum of the Stalingrad battle
The Eastern side of the Mill Hegardt was attacked by the Germans, so this side is badly damaged
The building of the Battle of Stalingrad Panorama
The visitors of the Battle of Stalingrad Panorama
The table where the act of capitulation was signed by field marshal Paulus at the state museum «Battle of Stalingrad» 
Military chronicle of the battle of Stalingrad - fighting for every house
Military chronicle of the battle of Stalingrad - fighting for every house
Military chronicle of the Stalingrad battle - fighting in the Tractor factory
One of the burned-out tanks, which in the streets of Stalingrad were thousands
The main hall of the Battle of Stalingrad Panorama
Mamayev Kurgan during the storm of Stalingrad
Mill Hegardt is a part of Museum of Stalingrad battle
Mill Hegardt is the only building in Volgograd, was not restored after the WWII - part of Museum of Stalingrad battle
On the left side of the roof destroyed by direct hits of high-explosive bombs
The defeat of German troops at Stalingrad in the Battle of Stalingrad Panorama
The photo of Friedrich Paulus who signed the act of capitulation of German troops at Stalingrad
The area in front of the Museum of the battle of Stalingrad on the Volga river embankment
A specimen of aircraft bombs, which were thrown down on the besieged Stalingrad at the Battle of Stalingrad State Museum
The Battle of Stalingrad Panorama at at the Battle of Stalingrad State Museum 
Wartime locomotive at the Battle of Stalingrad State Museum