they look for the dead from World War II.
Seventy years to the day after the battle that changed the course of the Second World War came to its bloody climax, the earth of Stalingrad is still giving up its dead. . . .
Mr Deryabkin, a 38-year-old project manager at a tobacco factory, goes out with other volunteers every weekend to search for the remains of Soviet soldiers in the wheat fields and broken steppe to the west of the city, from where the Germans advanced. His group alone finds 200 bodies a year. Clothes have long since rotted away, but helmets, weapons and bones remain.