Grozny is a city in the South of Russia, the capital of the Chechen Republic.
Founded in 1818 as a borderland fortress under the name of “Groznaya”, it became a city of a similar name in 1869. By the end of the XIX century, Grozny was already the largest industrial city in the Northern Caucasus and a center of oil production and refinement. Under the USSR, Grozny also turned into a major cultural and academic center in the Northern Caucasus.
In 1941 – 1942, the city led the regional defensive movement against the Nazi invaders. For the courage, resilience and heroism demonstrated by Grozny’s defenders during the Great Patriotic War, the city was officially declared a “City of Military Glory” in 2015.
Today’s Grozny is a major center of culture and economics in the Chechen Republic.
The partnership between Volgograd and Grozny was officially established in 2008 with the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation.