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The Volgograd Tractor Plant (Russian: Волгоградский тракторный завод, Volgogradski traktorni zavod, or ВгТЗ, VgTZ) is a heavy equipment factory located in Volgograd, Russia.


Until 1961, the Volgograd Tractor Plant was called the Stalingrad Tractor Plant named for Dzerzhinsky (Russian: Сталинградский тракторный завод им. Ф. Э. Дзержинского, Stalingradski traktorni zavod im. F.E. Dzerzhinskogo, or СТЗ,. The plant was built in one of the first industrial sites that were built according to the plans of rapid industrialization of the USSR, adopted in the late 1920s. The construction of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant was carried out with the assistance of Western countries, primarily the United States. Design of the plant was carried out by "Albert Kahn Inc." famous American architect Albert Kahn (Albert Kahn) (1869-1942) [1], made in the shortest possible time. [2] Among the builders of the plant - V.P. Martinenko. In the operation of existing enterprises STZ was introduced in 1930.

The plant produces tractors and military equipment. During World War II, the plant was retooled to produce equipment for the Red Army, most notably the T-34 tank. It became world-famous during the Battle of Stalingrad for being the site of fierce fighting.

In December 2002 the plant was divided into four separate companies within the Group:

  • Tractor Company VgTZ (Traktornaya kompaniya VgTZ)
  • Russian Machine Building Components (Rossiyskiye mashinostroitel’nyye komponenty)
  • Territory of Commercial Development (Territoriya promyshlennogo raszvitiya)
  • Volgograd Tractor Plant (Volgogradski traktorni zavod)

There is also a separate production facility for production of military technology projects Volgograd Machine Building Company VgTZ (Volgogradskaya mashinostroitel’naya kompaniya VgTZ).

As an incorporated entity the plant was recognised as bankrupt in 2005.[1] Is the successor of the plant Tractor Company "VgTZ", which is a concern "Tractor Plants".


Military vehicles


  • STZ-3 (1937-1949)
  • DT-54 (1949-1963)
  • DT-75 (1963-current)
  • VT-100 (90-s-current)
  • Agromash 90TG (2009-current)
  • Agromash 315TG

See also


  1. Волгоградский тракторный завод

External links

  • Melnikova-Raich, Sonia (2010). "The Soviet Problem with Two 'Unknowns': How an American Architect and a Soviet Negotiator Jump-Started the Industrialization of Russia, Part I: Albert Kahn". pp. 57–80. ISSN 0160-1040. JSTOR 41933723.  (abstract)

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