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On the day of victory! The most famous pictures of the Great Patriotic War

71 years ago, May became one of the happiest in the history of our country, but happy in a special way - with tear and tears.

We prepared the most famous pictures of the Great Patriotic War, made by fearless photojournalists. Each of these frames is a masterpiece, if only because they were made under very difficult conditions.

We are infinitely grateful to all the winners for the spring and freedom given.

Combat commander

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Max Alpert

"Combat" - one of the most famous photographs of the Great Patriotic War. Photographer Maxim Alpert noticed how the Soviet commander rose from the trench and gestured with a TT pistol to signal the offensive. The photographer managed to take a unique shot just a few seconds before the death of the soldier. The last words of the commander, captured in this photo: "Follow me! For the Motherland! Forward!".

The raid of German aviation

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Margaret Burke-White

The German air raid on Moscow on July 26, 1941

Children hide from bombing

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Boris Yaroslavtsev

June 22, 1941 th. Children hide from bombing

The symbol of courage and heroism of Soviet soldiers

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

The most famous photo of Mark Markov-Grinberg, made in 1943 and became a symbol of the courage and heroism of Soviet soldiers.

A volley of Soviet rocket launchers "Katyusha"

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

A volley of Soviet rocket launchers "Katyusha" on the outskirts of Vyborg.

Soviet soldiers with a cat

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A. Krichevsky

Soviet soldiers with a cat in their arms in Stalingrad.

Soviet soldier gives a light

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Pavel Troshkin

A Soviet soldier gives a light to the captured Germans.

The tankmen and the wounded tank "Tiger"

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Natalia Bode

On the Kursk Bulge. Tankmen and a damaged tank "Tiger." Commander of the tank, Lieutenant B.V. Smelov shows a hole in the tower of the German tank "Tiger", smashed by the crew of Smelov, Lieutenant Likhnyakevich. This hole was made by an ordinary armor-piercing shell made of a 76-mm tank gun, so the picture was often used for propaganda purposes, showing that the newest and strongest German tanks can be pierced by our T-34.

The death of a Soviet soldier

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Waralbum

The death of a Soviet soldier during the attack.

Soviet soldier with a Czech child

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A. Holubova

A Soviet soldier with a Czech child in his arms.

Senior sergeant I. Kireev

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Dmitry Baltermants

Senior sergeant I. Kireev fires from a captured German grenade launcher during a night battle in the city of Breslau.

Heavy machine gunner Private Yefim Costin

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

Heavy machine gunner Private Yefim Kostin, awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Soviet soldiers in the attack near Leningrad

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

Soviet soldiers in the attack near Leningrad during the beginning of the breakthrough of the blockade.

Soviet scouts

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Waralbum

Soviet scouts in battle.

Child of War

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Michael Trahman

A child of war.

Air Defense Post

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Waralbum

The post of anti-aircraft defense on the roof of the hotel "Moscow" in the capital of the country.

The pilot assembles a machine gun belt

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Ww2incolor

The pilot assembles a machine gun belt.

Battery is firing

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Emmanuel Evzerikhin

The battery fires on the defending German troops. Belarus, summer of 1944.

Under the tracks of the tank

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

Under the tracks of the tank.

Fountain "Children's dance"

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Emmanuel Evzerikhin

Fountain "Children's dance" at the station square of Stalingrad after a raid by fascist aircraft.

Swing of war

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Img-fotki

Swing of war.

Maria Shalneva

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Eugene Khaldei

Maria Shalneva, corporal of the 87th separate road maintenance battalion, regulates the movement of military equipment near the Reichstag in Berlin, May 1945.

Soviet pilot

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Olga Ignatovich

The Soviet pilot feeds the pigeons in moments of rest.

Soviet soldiers are sleeping

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Acwsaloon

Soviet soldiers sleep in cars in one of the squares of Prague, 1945.

Returned!

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Arkady Shaikhet

Returned!

Residents of Prague

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Anatoly Egorov

Residents of Prague welcome the car with the Soviet military.

Young hero

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Russalon

Rewarding the young hero.

Banner of Victory over the Reichstag

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Eugene Khaldei

Banner of Victory over the Reichstag. Photo by Eugene Khaldei. The first flag was set far from the Reichstag, on the roof of the headquarters of the 8th Guards Army, near the sculpture of an eagle, sitting on the globe. The second is over the Brandenburg Gate. When Khaldei got to the Reichstag of flags, it was already installed very much. Bumping into several fighters, he took out his flag and asked them to help climb onto the roof. Finding a convenient point for shooting, he shot two tapes.

The machine gunner Zina Kozlova

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The machine gunner Zina Kozlova.

Killed boy Vitya Cherevichkin with a pigeon in his hands

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The murdered boy Vitya Cherevichkin with a dove in his hands.

Frame in Times Square

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Alfred Eisenstadt

A shot at Times Square in New York during a celebration that began after the announcement of the end of World War II. On it a sailor from an excess of feelings kisses a completely unfamiliar nurse to him.

Soviet soldiers in between battles

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Soviet soldiers in between battles.

"Grief", a photo of Dmitry Baltermants

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Dmitry Baltermants

"Grief", a photo of Dmitry Baltermants.

Camp and death

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

Celebrating the liberation of Prague

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Celebrating the liberation of Prague. Guards senior lieutenant with a Czech child

Sand Springs Skotinkina SG

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Sand Springs Skotinkina SG Binds a wounded soldier. North-Western Front, 1942

Siege of Leningrad

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By melting ice, bread is brought to blockade Leningrad

"Horse. Won. A car"

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Dmitry Baltermants

"Horse. Won. A car".

A platoon of snipers is firing

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Pavel Troshkin

A platoon of snipers is firing on an airplane in 1943.

German soldiers are being taken prisoner

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Oleg Knorring

German soldiers surrender.

Column of prisoners

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A column of prisoners in the street of Berlin. In the foreground "Germany's last hope" is the boys from Hitler Youth and Volkssturm.

Lydia Ruslanova

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Lidia Ruslanova performs Katyusha on the background of the destroyed Reichstag, in honor of the victory in Germany.

Lydia Litvyak

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Lydia Litvyak, pilot of the fighter air regiment, after a combat sortie on the wing of his Yak-1 fighter. On August 1, 1943, Lidia Litvyak carried out 4 sorties, during which she personally knocked down 2 enemy planes and 1 in the group, but she did not return from the fourth sortie - Her plane was damaged by the queue of a German fighter and disappeared without a trace.

Sniper Girl

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Girl-sniper of the 1st Baltic Front, 1944.

1st Belorussian Front

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The 1st Belorussian Front. On the approaches to Berlin. Küstrin

Autographs of Soviet soldiers

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Autographs of Soviet soldiers on the walls of the Reichstag. May 1945

Fights in Budapest

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Fights in Budapest. 1945

In the attack, the tank landing

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In the attack, the tank landing

G.K. Zhukov at the command post

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G.K. Zhukov at the command post. April 1945

We reached Berlin!

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We reached Berlin! May 1945

Teeth of a dragon

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Dragon's teeth - anti-tank fortifications on the outskirts of Berlin

Column of German prisoners

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A column of German prisoners on a street in Berlin. 1945

Red banner above the Reichstag

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Red banner above the Reichstag. Photographed on May 2, 1945.

M.V. Kantaria and M.A. Egorov

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M.V. Kantaria and M.A. Egorov with one of the assault flags.

G.K. Zhukov

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Marshal of the Soviet Union thrice Hero of the Soviet Union G.K. Zhukov

The white dove of the world, painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949

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Pablo Picasso

The white dove of the world, painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949