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Overseas Network, February 3 Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said on the 2nd that the call to change the name of the Russian city of Volgograd back to Stalingrad should be treated with caution. On the occasion of commemorating the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Stalingrad, there are voices among the Russian people to restore the name of the city of Stalingrad.

Peskov said in an interview that day that the proposal to change the name of the city of Volgograd has not been discussed at the Russian government level. Peskov referred to a recent survey showing that most locals disagreed with changing Volgograd back to Stalingrad because the name change would be too costly for the city’s budget. “That’s why it is necessary to be very careful and weigh all the pros and cons when deciding on this issue,” Peskov said.

Volgograd was founded in the 16th century and was originally named Tsaritsyn. It was renamed Stalingrad in 1925 and Volgograd in 1961. During World War II, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany fought fiercely here, known as the Battle of Stalingrad. The Battle of Stalingrad became one of the largest battles of World War II in terms of size, duration and number of participants, and is considered one of the turning points in the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union and World War II.

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