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The Battle for Tsaritsyn
— in the Civil war of Russia
- It resulted in a Bolshevik victory over the the White Army in the autumn of 1918.
- According to Soviet legend, the town was saved by the actions of the local chairman of the military committee, Joseph Stalin.
- Tsaritsyn was the original name (until 1925; then to Stalingrad) of present day Volgograd.