The following photos and commentary were provided by Michael Hawash, one of Russ’s readers, after his tour of Russia and visit to Stalingrad.

The photoessay records a tribute performed May 9, 2005, the 60th Anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, in remembrance of Russ and all participants and victims in the Battle of Stalingrad. This gesture is a recognition of Siege as a statement against the unnecessary human cost of war.

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