Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets World War II veterans before an opening ceremony of newly built fountain called Children Dancing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets World War II veterans before an opening ceremony of newly built fountain called Children Dancing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The fountain is a replica of a fountain which miraculously survived in heavy bombing in Stalingrad in 1942. The original fountain survived until 1951. This year Russia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles (in Stalingrad) that was turning point in World War II and led to the defeat of the Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) less 

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Fri, Aug 23, 2013 5:29 PM EDT