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Old Russian Photos
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:15:53 pm »
I really like Russia, I think it is a country with such rich and troubled history, but it fascinates me. I found a bunch of old Russian photos and I will post them here, these are all from WWII

 
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World War II photos taken in the former USSR during World War II on the occupied territories. These are photos from family archives posted online by grandchildren of those who took part in the war: the authors of most of them remain unknown. Some of the photos belong to the Soviet journalists: Dmitri Baltermants and Vladimir Lupejko. The photographs are cruel and shocking, but they should teach us about life and how precious it is. We are all equals during our short life on this planet and all nations should embrace others and cease all conflicts. For the better future of our children, may the history never repeat itself.

WARNING - There are pictures of dead bodies, but nothing gory


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 08:17:37 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 08:22:37 pm »
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 08:25:16 pm »
last batch

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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 08:32:22 pm »
Thanks for sharing.  Makes me think - glad I wasn't part of WW2.

Taking my hat off to those people.
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 08:35:10 pm »
TY!
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 08:47:50 pm »
No wonder the older Russian people are such hard-asses, man they had it tough........... Russia was not an easy place to survive!

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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 08:50:15 pm »
Some more tough times


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 08:52:32 pm »
I just love these photos


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 08:56:33 pm »
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 08:59:19 pm »
This is my favourite photo of out of all of them.


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 09:04:52 pm »
Hectic!

Most of us have no idea what it is like to go through war, especially in times like they did. Respect...
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 09:06:30 pm »
I often wonder where the person in a photo taken years ago is today. I follow another site called Lens or something, they often publish photos from the 50s, 60s and 70s from the states. Amazes me how advanced they were then already.
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2013, 09:10:20 pm »
I often wonder where the person in a photo taken years ago is today. I follow another site called Lens or something, they often publish photos from the 50s, 60s and 70s from the states. Amazes me how advanced they were then already.

Very true, specially when I see a small child in a photo, like those WWII pics, some of those kids were probably 10 years old, so say they were born in 1932, it would make them 81 today. I wonder where they are, and if they are still alive.....


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2013, 09:18:49 pm »
Life was tough for the peasant workers in 1900


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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2013, 09:20:22 pm »
I often wonder where the person in a photo taken years ago is today. I follow another site called Lens or something, they often publish photos from the 50s, 60s and 70s from the states. Amazes me how advanced they were then already.

Very true, specially when I see a small child in a photo, like those WWII pics, some of those kids were probably 10 years old, so say they were born in 1932, it would make them 81 today. I wonder where they are, and if they are still alive.....


You would see similar pictures from the concentration camps in the boer wars in our country... Our passed is as checkered as they come...
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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 11:35:26 pm »
Incredible imagery! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Old Russian Photos
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2013, 11:52:46 pm »
Master photographers at work.  To be able to take "action" shots in the middle of a bombing with the technology they had then, is nothing short of amazing.  Most of the images is perfect photographically speaking - ie: lead-in lines, working on thirds, etc.
thanks for sharing!!!
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