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Stalingrad Could Exist Once More

Volgograd, one of Russia's biggest cities, has undergone several name changes

(Newser) - The city today called Volgograd, which with 1 million people is one of Russia's largest, has gone through several name changes in its recent past. For more than 300 years it carried on with the name Tsaritsyn, but after it became home to one of history's deadliest battles—... More »

Militants: We Have a 'Present' for Olympic Visitors

Threat sparks Sochi security fears

(Newser) - A chilling threat for visitors to next month's Sochi Olympics: Islamic militants say they have a "present" ready for those attending the Games in southern Russia. The threat was made in a video that surfaced yesterday, sparking serious security fears with the event less than three weeks away,... More »

Olympic Fears Mount as 2nd Blast Rocks Russia

Officials believe Volgograd bombings linked

(Newser) - A second major terrorist attack in the space of 24 hours has shaken the Russian city of Volgograd, less than six weeks before the start of the Sochi Olympics. Authorities say at least 14 people were killed in an apparent suicide attack on an electric trolleybus close to a hospital... More »

Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Russia Train Station

Scores wounded in Volgograd attack; no one has claimed responsibility

(Newser) - At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded today by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in Sochi. The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the explosion at the central railway station in the city... More »

Female Suicide Bomber Behind Russia Bus Blast

Death toll stands at 6

(Newser) - A bomb blast rocked a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd today, and officials say a female suicide bomber was behind the attack, which killed six people and injured about 30. The suspected bomber, 30-year-old Naida Asiyalova, was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia... More »

Bomb Hits Russian Bus

Five dead, 17 injured in Volgograd

(Newser) - A bomb blast rocked a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd today, killing at least five people and injuring 17 others, officials said. The blast was caused by "an unspecified explosive device," the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. There was no immediate information... More »

Homophobia Drove Russian Man's Savage Murder: Cops

Attack follows ban on 'homosexual propaganda'

(Newser) - Russian authorities seldom blame violence on homophobia, the New York Times notes, but police say it was behind the vicious murder of a 23-year-old man in Volgograd. A group of men were in a park drinking on Thursday when they heard the victim say he was gay, say investigators, per... More »

Russian City Changes Name —6 Days a Year

Volgograd will be known as Stalingrad again ... sometimes

(Newser) - Tomorrow, the Russian city of Volgograd will be Stalingrad once again—temporarily. That's because the city's government unanimously voted to change the city's name six days a year to mark milestones in the country's victory in World War II. Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the... More »

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