Joseph Stalin

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ELEONORE DERMY A man holds a Soviet red flag... News Photo70th Anniversary,Adult,Battle of Stalingrad,City,Death,Dictator,Flag,Holding,Honor,Joseph Stalin,Men,Politics,Portrait,Red,Russia,Vertical,Visit,Volgograd,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ELEONORE DERMY A man holds a Soviet red flag and portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as he visits the memorial built to honour those who died in the Battle of Stalingrad during the World War II, in the Russian city of Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, on February 2, 2013. 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. The pulverised city was renamed Volgograd in 1961 after Soviet leaders admitted the extent of Stalin's tyranny during his decades in power.AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)