Russia marks bloodiest battle ever
The battle was the turning point in World War II in Europe
The city's main square, called the square of the fallen warriors, will host a number of commemorative events.
According to a long standing tradition, World War II veterans will be honoured. Also weapons of the Russian army will be showcased as well as the defence industry's latest products.
A military orchestra will be performing while the honour guard platoon will give a marching display to mark the considerable sacrifice of the Russian people.
The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the most bloody and brutal stand-offs in human history that claimed the lives of over one and a half million people.