As a World War Two history buff visiting Russia, I naturally wanted to visit Volgograd. Attempting such a visit on my own was daunting, since I never got a chance to learn the language... Mikhail at Stalingrad Battlefield Tours made it an experience I'll never forget. The comprehensive nature of the two-day tour I took made planning a breeze. He helped me with everything from finding my way around the city to suggesting places to eat. As we walked the streets of the city, the slopes of Mamayev Hill, and the memorials and cemeteries outside Volgograd itself, I learned more than I ever could have on my own or from a book. We even found artifacts from the battle. The stories he told were especially enlightening. Hearing tales of the trials and sacrifices of individual people - soldiers and civillians - humanized this titanic struggle, and underscored the tragedy and triumph that happened here. Seeing the cemetery at the top of Mamayev Hill, the memorial in the fields of Gorodische, were some of the most powerful experiences of my life... I recommend Stalingrad Battlefield Tours without reservation. Mikhail is friendly, professional, and well-spoken, and his passion for the battle, his city, and his country is apparent... My deepest thanks to him and his company for an incredible, moving adventure.