President Vladimir Putin speaks to World War II veteran Zinaida Stepykina as he takes part in ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles that was turning point in World War II and led to the defeat of the Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

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President Vladimir Putin speaks to World War II veteran Zinaida Stepykina as he takes part in ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of  the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles that was turning point in World War II and led to the defeat of the Nazi Germany.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
President Vladimir Putin speaks to World War II veteran Zinaida Stepykina as he takes part in ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles that was turning point in World War II and led to the defeat of the Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
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