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Victory Day! 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 anguish 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 in very difficult conditions.

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

Kombat

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Max Alpert

“Combat” is one of the most famous photographs of the Great Patriotic War. Photographer Maxim Alpert noticed how the Soviet commander got up from the trench and gave a sign of an attack with a gesture of his hand with a TT pistol. The photographer managed to take a unique picture just a few seconds before the death of the soldier depicted. The last words of the commander captured in this photo: “Follow me! For the Motherland! Forward!".

German air raid

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Margaret Bourke-White

German air raid on Moscow July 26, 1941

Children hide from the bombing

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Boris Yaroslavtsev

June 22, 1941. Children hide from the bombing

Symbol of courage and heroism of Soviet soldiers

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

The most famous photograph of Mark Markov-Greenberg, taken in 1943 and which became a symbol of courage and heroism of Soviet soldiers.

Volley of Soviet rocket launchers "Katyusha"

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

Volley of Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers at the approaches to Vyborg.

Soviet soldiers with a cat

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A. Krichevsky

Soviet soldiers with a cat in their arms in Stalingrad.

Soviet fighter gives a light

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Pavel Troshkin

Soviet soldier gives a light to captive Germans.

Tankers and a wrecked Tiger tank

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Natalya Bode

On the Kursk Bulge. Tankers and a wrecked Tiger tank. Tank commander, Lieutenant B.V. Smelov shows a hole in the tower of the German tank "Tiger", shot down by the crew of Smelov, Lieutenant Likhnyakevich. This hole was made by an ordinary armor-piercing projectile from a 76-mm tank gun, so the picture was often used for propaganda purposes, showing that the latest and strongest German tanks can be penetrated 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. Kholubova

Soviet soldier with a Czech child in his arms.

Senior sergeant I. Kireev

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Dmitry Baltermants

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

Gunner Guard Private Efim Kostin

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

Guard 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 start of the breaking of the blockade.

Soviet intelligence

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waralbum

Soviet scouts in battle.

Child of war

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Mikhail Trakhman

Child of war.

Air defense post

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waralbum

Air defense post on the roof of the Moscow Hotel in the capital.

The pilot collects a machine gun belt

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ww2incolor

The pilot collects a machine gun belt.

Battery fires

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Emanuel Evzerikhin

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

Under the caterpillars of the tank

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

Under the caterpillars of the tank.

Fountain "Children's round dance"

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Emanuel Evzerikhin

Fountain "Children's round dance" on the station square of Stalingrad after the Nazi air raid.

Swing of war

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img-fotki

Swing of war.

Maria Shalneva

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Eugene Chaldea

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

Soviet pilot feeds 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.

Is back!

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Arkady Shaikhet

Is back!

Prague residents

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Anatoly Egorov

Residents of Prague welcomed the car with the Soviet military.

Young hero

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russalon

Awarding a young hero.

Victory Banner over the Reichstag

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Eugene Chaldea

Victory Banner over the Reichstag. Photo by Eugene Chaldea. The first flag was set away 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 above the Brandenburg Gate. When Chaldean got to the Reichstag of flags, a lot were already set. Having stumbled upon several fighters, he pulled out his flag and asked them to help climb onto the roof. Finding a convenient point for shooting, he shot two tapes.

Machine gunner Zina Kozlova

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Machine gunner Zina Kozlova.

Killed boy Vitya Cherevichkin with a dove in his hands

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

Frame in Times Square

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Alfred Eisenstadt

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

Soviet soldiers in between battles

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Soviet soldiers in between battles.

“Woe,” photo by Dmitry Baltermants

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Dmitry Baltermants

“Woe,” photo by Dmitry Baltermants.

Camp and death

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

Prague Liberation Celebration

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

Sandruid worker Skotinkina S.G.

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Sandruid worker Skotinkina S.G. bandaging a wounded soldier. Northwest Front, 1942

Siege of Leningrad

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On melting ice they bring bread to the besieged Leningrad

"Horse. Won. Car"

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Dmitry Baltermants

"Horse. Won. Car".

A platoon of snipers is firing

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Pavel Troshkin

A platoon of snipers fires on an airplane in 1943.

German soldiers surrender

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Oleg Knorring

German soldiers surrender.

Column of prisoners

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A column of prisoners on the street of Berlin. In the foreground is the “last hope of Germany” of the boys from the Hitler Youth and Volkssturm.

Lidia Ruslanova

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

Lydia Litvyak

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Lidia Litvyak, pilot of a fighter aviation regiment, after a combat flight on the wing of her Yak-1B fighter, on August 1, 1943, Lidia Litvyak made 4 sorties, during which she personally shot down 2 enemy planes and 1 in the group, but she did not return from the fourth sortie - her plane was damaged by a line of a German fighter and went missing.

Sniper girl

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Girl sniper of the 1st Baltic Front, 1944.

1st Belorussian Front

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1st Belorussian Front. On the outskirts of Berlin. Kustrin city

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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The fighting in Budapest. 1945

In the attack tank landing

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In the attack tank landing

G.K. Zhukov at the command post

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

We got to Berlin!

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We got to Berlin! May 1945

Dragon's teeth

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

Column of captured Germans

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

Red banner over the Reichstag

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Red banner over the Reichstag. Photographed May 2, 1945

M.V. Cantaria and M.A. Egorov

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

G.K. Zhukov

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Marshal of the Soviet Union three times Hero of the Soviet Union G.K. Zhukov

White dove of peace painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949

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Pablo Picasso

White dove of peace painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949