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Russia in photos: 1941-1945
May 11, 2007 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Russia in photos: 1941-1945.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken (32 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
drool
posted by vronsky at 9:08 PM on May 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Fantastic. Thanks, stav.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:13 PM on May 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks
posted by koshka at 9:14 PM on May 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


an unforgettable image
posted by pyramid termite at 9:16 PM on May 11, 2007


Oh holy crap are those amazing.
Thank you so much for posting this.

>click-swipe-blog<
posted by squidfartz at 9:27 PM on May 11, 2007


Awesome, thank you!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:28 PM on May 11, 2007


In Soviet Russia, machine translates you!!
posted by acro at 9:29 PM on May 11, 2007


Best by far
posted by squidfartz at 9:30 PM on May 11, 2007


Thanks for the link Comrade
posted by acro at 9:32 PM on May 11, 2007


Good, stav.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:29 PM on May 11, 2007


Great post, thank you.
posted by BigSky at 10:34 PM on May 11, 2007


this is great, thanks man.
posted by sourbrew at 11:12 PM on May 11, 2007


these are great, thanks.
posted by Mijo Bijo at 11:34 PM on May 11, 2007


good image
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:29 AM on May 12, 2007


defeated soldiers
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:48 AM on May 12, 2007


Wowzer. Some of these are incredibly cinematic: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Also, I'M IN UR RED ARMY SNUGGLIN UR DOODZ
posted by taz at 12:57 AM on May 12, 2007


Fantastic photos, thanks.

That said, they forgot Poland...
posted by senor biggles at 2:42 AM on May 12, 2007


Jin Roh
Cruiser train
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 4:51 AM on May 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great.
posted by MarshallPoe at 5:04 AM on May 12, 2007


soviet ipod of the era

Leningrad, 1943

I find this one interesting. The labor and sacrifice 1942-1945 of the United Nations that was required to effect this meeting was, quite probably, the greatest single human collective endeavor, ever.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 5:09 AM on May 12, 2007


Cheers for that; I love this sort of link.
posted by chuckdarwin at 5:45 AM on May 12, 2007


The Russian losses in WWII challenge the imagination, Heywood, particularly Leningrad. It's hard to imagine that kind of sacrifice today.

Great post, by the way.
posted by tommasz at 6:22 AM on May 12, 2007


Very nice!
posted by caddis at 7:38 AM on May 12, 2007


Best post in a long time—incredibly effective and moving images. I can see myself as the guy in the foreground reading Novyi mir (the "thick" literary journal) in this one. Spasibo, comrade Stav!
posted by languagehat at 10:34 AM on May 12, 2007


Elegaic, filmic, dense with mysteries, this is incredibly moving for depicting a truly lost world. Superb post.
posted by Haruspex at 10:49 AM on May 12, 2007


For all the failures, CCCP had some incredibly powerful commemorative stamp designs back in that time, too.

Sometimes I wonder if those heroic poses inspired some of our superhero comix.
posted by Twang at 11:09 AM on May 12, 2007


I've always had a thing for Soviet era Russia stuff. Thanks for the find!
posted by Captain_Science at 11:47 AM on May 12, 2007


superb post - thanks mr. wonderchicken!
posted by madamjujujive at 4:01 PM on May 12, 2007


What a provocative, powerful post. Great find!
posted by annieb at 6:12 PM on May 12, 2007


Drools some more - this site is amazing. Perfect photo after perfect photo. Just wow.
posted by vronsky at 10:12 PM on May 12, 2007


[this is excellent]

Also: wow and *rowr*.
posted by DakotaPaul at 7:40 PM on May 13, 2007


This is excellent stuff. Thanks for p;osting it!
posted by watsondog at 11:24 AM on May 14, 2007


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