Volgograd is the third largest city in Russia. It used to be named Stalingrad and is known in history as the city that marked the turning point in World War II with the famous Battle of Stalingrad. The city was almost completely destroyed, and the entirely rebuilt and renamed post-World War II Volgograd is in itself a monument to peace. Bustling and busy Volgograd stretches along the stunning Volga embankment and is home to the only express underground tram system in Russia.