Pavlov's House, Volgograd

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Pavlov's House was a fortified apartment building in which Red Army defenders held for 60 days against a heavy Wehrmacht offensive during the Battle of Stalingrad. The siege lasted from 27 September to 25 November 1942 and eventually the Soviet forces managed to relieve it from the siege. It gained its popular name from Sergeant Yakov Pavlov, who commanded the platoon that seized the building and defended it during the long battle.
The house was a four-story building in the center of Stalingrad, built perpendicular to the embankment of the river Volga and overseeing the "9th January Square", a large square named for Bloody Sunday. In late September 1942 between 30 and 50 soldiers of the 42nd Guards Regiment, 13th Guards Division secured (following its reconnoiter by 4 soldiers 4 days previous which Yakov Pavlov himself led) the large apartment blocks from German control. The position was quickly fortified under the command of Lieutenant Ivan F. Afanasiev, who ordered the men to lay land mines in all approaches to the square, barbed wire around the perimeter of the apartment block, and to position multiple machine guns in the windows as well as a PTRS anti tank rifle. The Soviets also had large amounts of artillery support from the opposite side of the Volga. Supply and communication trenches were created leading from the rear of Pavlov’s House to the river bank of the Volga, which would receive supply from supply vessels which were often barraged by German artillery when crossing the river.
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  • Pavlova House is a dwelling house located on Lenin Square near the mill. A small piece of the wall in the restored house reminds us of how during the Battle of Stalingrad during 58 days a group of Soviet fighters heroically held the defense.
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  • Most memorable place in Volgograd. It speaks about great Pavlov. There're vehicles which are used in second world war. Mostly made in Germany and Russia. And visitor can see the scenes of mighty second world war.
  • A proof of the human power to survive, defend mother land Good to read more about the story of this building
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