Russia Stalingrad Veteran

February 1, 2013 - 2:31 PM
In this photo made Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Alexei Stefanov, 90, recalls his participation in the battle of Stalingrad between Nazi Germany and its allies and Red Army that began in mid 1942 and ended in February 1943, in Moscow, Russia. 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. His wife of 67 years, Lyudmila Stefanova, sits at left, behind him. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)