Vladimir Putin

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ELEONORE DERMY Russia's President Vladimir... News Photo70th Anniversary,Anniversary,Battle,Ceremony,City,Death,Flame,Honour,Horizontal,Laying a Wreath,Politics,Russia,Vladimir Putin,Volgograd,WreathPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ELEONORE DERMY Russia's President Vladimir Putin lays a wreath at the eternal flame in the memorial on Mamayev Hill built to honour those who died in the Stalingrad Battle, in the Russian city of Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, on February 2, 2013, during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the battle. Russia marked today the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP/Getty Images)