World of Tanks patch to return Stalin-related assets

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 05:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

World of Tanks patch 8.8 will re-introduce historical imagery depicting controversial former Soviet Union leader Josef Stalin, Wargaming announced in a Russian-language post, as translated by Polygon. Assets associated with Stalin’s name had previously been removed; although Wargaming has acknowledged the sensitivity of the issue, it said the community had requested the historically accurate references be returned. Some Russian fans have reacted with anger to the news.