Volgograd shows off its beauty and history as the city gears up for the highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup, in footage captured September 2017. Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, stretches along the Volga River and is most famous for the brutal World War II Battle of Stalingrad. During the battle, which lasted from August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943, both sides lost nearly 3... Еще million men. Historians believe that it was the turning point in World War II, resulting in the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities across Russia, with the final set to take place in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.