Volgograd Opposes Stalingrad Name Change as Putin Comes to Town

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Sarah Ashbridge, research fellow in military sciences at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said that Stalingrad in particular has shaped Russian concepts of glory but was not comparable to the war in Ukraine. "It is not always clear who Russia sees as the Zhukov of this war—the meticulous coordinator of combined forces who leads with fearless lethality, but is still respected by soldiers for valuing their lives enough not to waste them frivolously," she told Newsweek.