Russia Stalingrad

January 31, 2013 - 11:31 AM
FILE - In this May 1, 2012 file photo, Communist Party supporters march with their flags during a rally to mark May Day in Moscow, Russia. The southern Russian city where the Red Army decisively turned back Nazi forces in a key World War II battle will once again be known as Stalingrad, at least on the days commemorating the victory.The city was renamed Volgograd in 1961 as part of the Soviet Union's rejection of dictator Joseph Stalin's personality cult. But the name Stalingrad is inseparable with the battle, in which at least 1.25 million people died. Russia on Saturday plans extensive ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the battle's end. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)