A Russian photographer has created a gallery of unique images, combining photos from the battle of Stalingrad and photos of the same locations 74 years later, as a reminder of the bloodiest confrontation of World War II.
The photographer said that sometimes he had to drive hundreds of kilometers to find the place where a certain picture was taken.
Stalingrad saw the bloodiest confrontation of World War II, claiming over two million lives between August 1942 and February 1943.
Street fighting was fierce. Every building became a bloody battleground, and the average life expectancy of a soldier was about 24 hours.
By mid-November, the Nazis had most of Stalingrad under their control, but left their flanks exposed.
The battle, in which the city of Stalingrad was reduced to rubble, ended the Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front and signaled a turning point in the conflict.