Battle of Stalingrad
The victory in the Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the course of the Great Patriotic War. After this victory, the Soviet Union began to liberate its territory from the German invaders. Germany after the defeat on the Volga lost its strategic initiative.

The defeat of Germany in the Battle of Stalingrad caused a crisis of pro-fascist regimes in Italy, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia. Germany's influence on its allies weakened sharply, and the disagreements between them intensified. The victory on the Volga forced Turkey and Japan to refrain from joining the war against the USSR.

After the crushing defeat, the German command faced the problem of restoring human losses, and losses in equipment, which exceeded the losses of Germany for the entire previous period of fighting on the Soviet-German front.

In commemoration of the victory of Soviet troops at Stalingrad on February 2, the Day of Military Glory of Russia was established - the Day of the defeat of the Nazi troops by Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943.
Ugra for the front
How many Ugra residents took part in the bloodiest battle in the history of mankind is not known for certain. Archival documents indicate that 329 of our fellow countrymen remained to lie on the Mamayev Kurgan and in its environs. The exact burial place of eighty-three of them is known. 30 participants of the Battle of Stalingrad returned home, and only one witness of those terrible battles has survived to this day. This is Anna Ivanovna Safonova. Now she lives in the urban-type settlement Malinovsky, Sovetsky District. She served in an anti-aircraft regiment, defended Stalingrad, liberated Belarus with battles. According to her recollections, in 1945 she returned to the hero-city and took part in a rally in honor of the Victory.