In this family photo provided Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Alexei Stefanov is depicted on this 1942 photo taken during the battle of Stalingrad in which the 20-year-old participated as commander of a reconnaissance squad. The battle on the Volga River city named after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was a turning point in World War II and claimed almost 1,5 million lives on both sides. (AP Photo/HONS)

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In this family photo provided Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Alexei Stefanov is depicted on this 1942 photo taken during the battle of Stalingrad in which the 20-year-old participated as commander of a reconnaissance squad. The battle on the Volga River city named after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was a turning point in World War II and claimed almost 1,5 million lives on both sides. (AP Photo/HONS)
In this family photo provided Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Alexei Stefanov is depicted on this 1942 photo taken during the battle of Stalingrad in which the 20-year-old participated as commander of a reconnaissance squad. The battle on the Volga River city named after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was a turning point in World War II and claimed almost 1,5 million lives on both sides. (AP Photo/HONS)
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