The town mentioned and also shown in the first scene (beach), and the one they started the ride on the train from, is actually Cervo near Imperia located in the northwest of Italy.


The train travels directly to a stylised version of Stalingrad on the Eurasian side of the Wolga river. The city was renamed to Wolgograd in 1961 as part of the “de-Stalinization” program Here’s the modern day city’s location, shown on Maps: Modern day Stalingrad

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