Russia will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad today with a military parade.
The epic battle on the banks of the Volga River marked a key turning point of the Second World War.
President Vladimir Putin is expected in the city, now known as Volgograd, for the military parade to mark 70 years since the German surrender after the six-month battle, which became a symbol for Russians of patriotic sacrifice and unity.
More top news
Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to support David Cameron's plan to launch airstrikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.
Teenage twin brothers were found guilty today of murdering a 'quiet, humble' father who dared to intervene in a robbery in north London.
Police have warned Black Friday web shoppers to change their passwords after a man was arrested for alleged cyber offences against Tesco.