Get the news from RT on Volgograd, including breaking news and travel. Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the capital of Volgograd Region, Russia. It stands on the western bank of the Volga River. Find on RT.com information and news on history, culture and geography in the city. Volgograd will be one of the venues at the 2018 World Cup, hosting four matches. Check out the most interesting stories and news in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, including broadcast of the matches and reports on the course of the tournament, including the games taking place in Russian city of Volgograd.