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

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

We have 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 eternally grateful to all the winners for the gift of spring and freedom.

Combat

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Max Alpert

"Combat" - one of the most famous photographs of the Great Patriotic War. Photographer Maxim Alpert noticed that the Soviet commander had risen from the trench and with a gesture of his hand with a TT pistol he signaled the offensive. The photographer managed to take a unique picture literally a few seconds before the death of the depicted soldier. The last words of the commander, captured in this photo: "For me!" For the Motherland! Forward!".

German air raid

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Margaret Bourke-White

German aviation attack on Moscow on July 26, 1941

Children hiding from the bombing

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Boris Yaroslavtsev

June 22, 1941. Children hiding from the bombing

Symbol of courage and heroism of Soviet soldiers

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Mark Markov-Greenberg

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

Volley Soviet jet installations "Katyusha"

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

A volley of Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers 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 fighter gives a light

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Pavel Troshkin

Soviet fighter gives a light to captive Germans.

Tankers and lined tank "Tiger"

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Natalia Bode

On the Kursk Bulge. Tankers and a wounded tank "Tiger". The tank commander, Lieutenant B.V. Smelov shows a hole in the turret of the German Tiger tank, which was shot down by Smelov’s crew, Lieutenant Lihnyakevich. This hole made the usual armor-piercing projectile from a 76-millimeter 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 the 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

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

Machine gunner guard Private Yefim Kostin

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

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

Soviet soldiers in the attack near Leningrad

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Vsevolod Tarasevich

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

Soviet scouts

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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 hotel "Moscow" in the capital of the country.

The pilot collects machine gun belt

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ww2incolor

The pilot collects machine gun belt.

Battery firing

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Emmanuel Evzerikhin

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

Under tank tracks

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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" on the station square of Stalingrad after a raid by fascist aviation.

Swing of war

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img-fotki

Swing of war.

Maria Shalneva

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Evgeni Khaldey

Maria Shalneva, the 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 warriors 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!

Prague residents

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Anatoly Egorov

Residents of Prague welcome the car with the Soviet military.

Young hero

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russalon

Rewarding a young hero.

Victory Banner over the Reichstag

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Evgeni Khaldey

Victory Banner over the Reichstag. Photo of Yevgeny 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 that sat on the globe. The second is above the Brandenburg Gate. When Chaldea reached the Reichstag, a lot of flags were already installed. Stumbling on several fighters, he pulled out his flag and asked them to help climb onto the roof. Finding a convenient point for shooting, he filmed two tapes.

Machine gunner Zina Kozlova

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Machine gunner Zina Kozlova.

The murdered boy Vitya Cherevichkin with a dove 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

Shot in Times Square in New York during the celebration, which began after the announcement of the end of the Second World War. On him a sailor from an excess of feelings kisses a completely unfamiliar nurse.

Soviet soldiers in the intervals between battles

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Soviet soldiers in the intervals 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

Celebration of the liberation of Prague

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Celebration of the liberation of Prague. Guard senior lieutenant with czech kid

Sandruzhinnitsa Skotinkina S.G.

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Sandruzhinnitsa Skotinkina S.G. bandages a wounded soldier. North-Western Front, 1942

Besieged Leningrad

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On thawing ice they bring bread to besieged Leningrad

"Horse. Won. A machine"

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Dmitry Baltermants

"Horse. Won. A machine".

Sniper Platoon Firing

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Pavel Troshkin

Sniper platoon fires on the aircraft in 1943.

German soldiers surrender

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Oleg Knorring

German soldiers surrender.

Column of prisoners

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Column of prisoners on the streets of Berlin. In the foreground, Germany’s last hope, are boys from the Hitler Youth and Volkssturm.

Lydia Ruslanova

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

Sniper girl

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The girl-sniper of the 1st Baltic front, 1944.

1st Belorussian Front

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

Autographs of Soviet soldiers

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

Fighting in Budapest

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Fighting in Budapest. 1945

Tank assault in attack

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Tank assault in attack

G.K. Zhukov at the command post

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

Reached Berlin!

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Reached Berlin! May 1945

Dragon's teeth

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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 the streets of Berlin. 1945

Red Reichstag

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Red tie over the Reichstag. Photographed on May 2, 1945

Mv Kantaria and M.A. Yegorov

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Mv Kantaria 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