MAI International Students Visited Hero City Volgograd

23 October 2019

From October 18 to 20, MAI students took part in a historical excursion tour to Volgograd, dedicated to the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The event was organized by MAI Youth Policy Department. 9 international students of MAI also took part in the trip. 

The students had a very busy program. They got acquainted with the military history of the city, went to places of military glory, learned about the feat of Stalingrad defenders (renamed to Volgograd in 1961) during the World War II. The students visited the monument on the Mamaev Kurgan, visited the Pavlov’s House, the panorama museum “Battle of Stalingrad”, as well as the ruins of the Gerhardt mill.

In a walk around the city, the students also enjoyed the city: visited Central Embankment, the Alley of Heroes, Memorial Park, the Square of the Fallen Fighters, a monument to Alexander Nevsky. 

On the day of departure, MAI students took part in a sightseeing tour of the Old Sarepta Museum-Reserve. They got acquainted with the history of the village of Sarepta, learned about religion, life, culture and traditions of the Sareptians, and also tasted a traditional dinner.

"It was an amazing trip actually, we had a lot of fun, met new friends. Volgograd is a miracle city itself. When I was a child, I used to hear sad stories about Stalingrad(Volgograd), how it was destroyed and brought to the ground during the World War II. Now it's really amazing to see how the Russians got together and brought back this city of miracles from the city of ashes. What I won't clearly forget about this trip was the fun that we had together put aside our differences," said Pamod Wickramanayaka, student of the Control Systems and Computer Science in Engineering program.
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