In this photo made Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, meets with World War II veterans at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingr

 

              In this photo made Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, meets with World War II veterans at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingr
In this photo made Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, meets with World War II veterans at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The Battle of Stalingrad was turning point in World War II that led to the defeat of the Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)