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The closest icons in the key are:
It doesn't look to be any of these. The map is of the Kalach area west of Stalingrad. Specifically, from the Ost Europa 1:300k, Blatt Nr. c 50 Froloff by the village of Werchne-Budinowka (Верхнебузи́новское or Verkhnebuzinovskoe). My colleague believes its a light beacon but it doesn't make sense that it would be given that it's near a very narrow river (Liska River, a tributary of the Don River) and no other light beacons or lighthouses depicted (I found a reference to lighthouses along the Don built after the war). I suspect that it's some other feature that is not in the terrain key. But what is it? Is it a tall man-made feature?
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BTW fragment of the map you attached is not from 1:300K C50 map, most likely 1:100K (perhaps M-38-99 map ?)
These were copies of Soviet maps.