Seventy years after the Battle of Stalingrad, DW's Juri Rescheto travels to the city - and meets a veteran who is seeking reconciliation with the former German enemy.
At least 16 people were on the catamaran when it collided with another boat 250 meters from the riverbank in Volgograd. Russia's Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into the cause of the crash.
Moscow has increasingly capitalized on the unifying memory of the Soviet Union’s defeat of the Nazis at Stalingrad. The 75th anniversary comes ahead of presidential elections in two months.
Seventy-five years ago, the surrender of Nazi Germany's Sixth Army marked the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a major turning point in the war, and remains important for many Russians to this day.
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