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View of the Marine Terminal destroyed by the Germans and embankment of Evpatoria. Crimea, 1944
Units of Soviet artillery after breakthrough of the enemy defenses are moving to new combat positions behind the Turkish rampart. Isthmus of Perekop, 1944
Scout Sergeant I. Goncharov (left), Major Ali Safar Oglu Bagirov (center) and Commander of the 125th Melitopol Mortar Regiment Lieutenant Colonel M. Kostoglod (right) at an observation post near the Turkish rampart. Isthmus of Perekop, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Soviet soldiers moving to a new position. Armyansk, April 1944
Soldiers who arrived on ships at dusk land on the Crimean coast near Kerch. 1944
Submachine gunners are moving to the firing position. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Soldiers with anti-tank rifles under the command of Second Lieutenant K. Elizabirashvili repel the enemy's tank attack in the area of the Kerch Peninsula. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
A unit of submachine gunners of the Guards Lieutenant A. Krasnov in combat. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Soldiers of the Captain S. Hayrapetyan’s unit are fighting with the enemy on the beach. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Howitzers #4906 - Commander Senior Sergeant A. Sunuk, and howitzers #4866 are firing at German positions near the Turkish rampart. Armyansk, 1944
Cargo vessels of the Azov Military Flotilla off the coast of the Kerch Peninsula. 1944
Mortar crew of Senior Sergeant S. Shal'kovsky is firing at the enemy on the Kerch Peninsula. 1944
Gunners of the Captain I. Chupin’s battery on the firing position. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Mortars are firing at the enemy, positioned in the shops of the Voykov plant. Kerch, 1944
Officers of the 26th Guards Long-Range Bomber Regiment at "Brest” airplane
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
Результаты боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боя в районе 415 стрелкового полка (по окружению фашистской группировки), отступающей по шоссе Брест-Варшава
Конкурс «На лучшего коня»
12 participants of the front-line amateur performance of the 48 engineer brigade
Руководящий состав 946 штурмового полка 1 воздушной армии перед наступлением 1 Белорусского фронта
В 30 км от г. Варшавы
За разработкой плана боя по овладению г. Брестом и крепостью
В отделе кадров штаба 20 десантно-стрелкового Брестского корпуса  28 армии
Командир 96 стрелкового Краснознамённого корпуса 70 армии, генерал-лейтенант Чанышев Я.Д. зачитывает приказ
Вручение наград за освобождение г. Бреста
Liberation of Sevastopol from the fascist invaders
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Soviet tankers at the grave of tankers killed in June 1941 and buried by local residents (Belarus)
Collaborators and German soldiers hanged on Bessarabskaya square in Kiev
Partisans on the street of the liberated city (Belarus)
Soviet and Polish commanders on the podium during the military parade
Soviet and Polish Commanders and members of the Polish National Council
Comic competitions (Belarus)
Comic competitions (Belarus)
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
Killed German soldier (Belarus)
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Liberated Minsk
Liberated Minsk
A Member of the Military Council of the 1st Ukrainian front, Lieutenant General N. Khrushchev
Student of the 8th class of the 95th secondary school Ye. Volodin is on duty during universal military training in the paramilitary camp of the Moscow city military commissariat, Moscow Region, June 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
The view shows Soviet ground-attack aircrafts from the 1st Baltic Front before their attack on German tanks near Siauliai, August 1944. Photo by Boris Vdovenko/TASS
A view of 380 mm mortars at the exhibition of the Nazi German weapons captured by the Red Army during the Second World War, at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow, 1944. Photo by Oleg Kuzmin/TASS
A view of the destroyed center of the city shortly after it was liberated from the Nazi German troops, Jelgava, August 1944. Photo by Leonid Dorensky/TASS
City residents welcome Soviet tank crewmen, that liberated the city, Bucharest, August 1944. Photo by Boris Losin/TASS
Soviet troops enter the city that Finnish soldiers set on fire before retreating on the Eastern Front, Pitkyaranta, July 1944. Photo by Georgy Konovalov/TASS
A Soviet Guards Cossack unit is seen during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, Romania, August 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
Soviet tanks are seen during a tank assault, Hungary, 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
Soviet tank crewmen on tank and Romanian infantry are seen on their way to the frontline, Romania, August 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
A view shows one of the buildings burnt by the Nazi German troops after their retreat, Bucharest, September 1944. Photo by Mikhail Ozersky/TASS
Советские войска во время прохода через один из населенных пунктов
Немецкие эшелоны с боеприпасами, захваченные советскими войсками
Wounded soldiers of the 2nd Ukrainian Front are being evacuated on Soviet T-34-85 tanks during the Budapest Offensive, 1944. Photo by Boris Losin, Georgy Konovalov/TASS
Казачья часть в освобожденном селе, Румыния
Санинструктор гвардии старшина Степан Цун-цун-хай
A group of track workers restore railway tracks at the Kerch-II station after the liberation of the city from Nazi invaders, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Mark Redkin/TASS
•	Наступление частей 2-го Белорусского фронта, Польша
•	Советские пикирующие бомбардировщики Пе-2
Бойцы всеобщего военного обучения Фрунзенского района во время строевой подготовки на Ростовской набережной Москвы-реки
•	Первая партия тракторов, сошедшая с конвейера Сталинградского тракторного завода имени Ф.Э. Дзержинского
Soviet self-propelled guns SU-76M on the parade of the Polish Army
Самоходная артиллерийская установка Су-76М советского производства на параде Войска Польского
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Hero of the Soviet Union H.M. Mammadov takes a tank column, built at the expense of the working people of Tatarstan. 1944
Group exercise therapy in evacuation hospital №1668. 1941-1944 Kazan
Front brigade of Fafurina. 1943-1944 Kazan
The shooters' department of the primary organization of the Kazan precision engineering plant No. 144 for the study of the material of the rifle. 1944 TASSR
The machine gun department of the primary organization of the Ministry of Finance for the study of the machine gun. 1944 TASSR
Крестьянки из освобожденного от немецко-фашистских оккупантов села Прикарпатья во время встречи с советскими солдатами
Soviet soldiers observe their surroundings from the highest point of the Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, March 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers disembark on the Crimean coastline, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei, Max Alpert/TASS
Жители города у домов, уничтоженных немецкими войсками перед отступлением
Soldiers of armored warfare get military compensation, 1944. Photo by Fyodor Kislov/TASS
Русских Александр Александрович
Soldiers of the 2nd Belorussian Front have a rest, March 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Корабли Черноморского флота во время вхождения в порт Варны в ходе Болгарской операции
Soviet infantrymen advance to the southeast of Memel, 1944. Photo by Leonid Velikzhanin/TASS
Soviet pontoniers build a bridge across the Prut River, Romania, 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers ride on motorcycles down a street in Bucharest, 1944. Photo by Mikhail Ozersky/TASS
Submachine gunners move to their firing position ahead of a battle, Kerch, 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet serviceman V.Kunitsyn is at an anti-tank gun, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Советские бойцы на подступах к Севастополю в ходе Крымской наступательной операции
Local people walk near the post office building after the liberation of Sevastopol from the Nazi German occupation, November 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Construction workers rebuild port facilities damaged during the Nazi German occupation of Sevastopol, July 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Nazi German soldiers surrender at one of streets in Vilnius, July 1944.  Photo by Fyodor Kislov/TASS
Жители освобожденного города Керчь у стенда "Окна ТАСС" с фотодокументами, показывающими расправу фашистов над керченцами
The wreckage of a German plane are on the field during sowing for the first time after liberation of the Orlov Region from Nazi German troops, April 1944. Photo by Kazimir Lishko/TASS
A view shows Sevastopol after it was liberated from the Nazi German occupation, May 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers cross the river, Hungary, 1945. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Председатель Президиума Верховного Совета СССР Михаил Калинин, первый секретарь Ленинградского обкома и горкома ВКП(б) Жданов
Camouflaged Soviet soldiers are in the battles of the Rybachy Peninsula, Murmansk Region, 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Boys from Frunzensky District march on Rostov Embankment of the Moskva River during the universal military training, 1944. Photo by Nikolai Sitnikov/TASS
Soviet soldiers have a rest, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Soldiers of the 2nd Byelorussian Front of the Red Army (L) and soldiers of the Polish People's Army during a break in combats, Poland, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Комсомольско-молодежный воскресник по восстановлению г. Воронежа «Восстановим тебя, родной Воронеж».
Советские танки с десантом автоматчиков на территории расположения противника на подступах к городу, Будапешт
Солдаты 2-го Украинского фронта на улицах города, освобожденного от немецких оккупантов в ходе Дебреценской операции
Солдаты Красной Армии во время уличного боя, Кечкемет, Венгрия
Жители предместья Варшавы в очереди к одному из продовольственных пунктов, организованных местными властями для населения
Жители освобожденной Риги встречают бойцов и офицеров Красной Армии
Въезд в город Великое Тырново, украшенный венками и транспарантом, Болгария
Гвардии капитан Красной Армии О. Иванов среди жителей освобожденного Белграда
Фронтовая парикмахерская
Жители освобожденного от немецко-фашистской оккупации села Устрожиска поздравляют бойцов Красной Армии с победой, Польша
Бойцы Красной Армии с жителями освобожденного Каунаса
Солдаты подразделения лейтенанта Викторова 1-го Белорусского фронта во время боя, Польша
Местные жители у руин дома, разрушенного немецкими войсками при отступлении, Ломжа, Польша
Солдаты 1-го Белорусского фронта во время переправы боеприпасов через водный рубеж за Вислой
The 1st Baltic Front submachine gunners liberate the city of Jelgava from Nazi German occupation, July 1944. Photo by Leonid Dorensky/TASS
В восстановленном механическом цехе тракторного завода, Сталинград
Руины здания военно-исторического музея Черноморского флота на улице Ленина, разрушенного немецкими войсками, Севастополь
Жители города, освобожденного от немецко-фашистской оккупации, перед началом спектакля у здания Одесского театра оперы и балета
Солдаты выносят раненого с поля боя во время Витебской наступательной операции
Soviet soldiers change firing positions of the anti-tank guns to the southwest of the city of Klaipeda, October 1944. Photo by Leonid Velikzhanin. TASS
A Soviet soldier demines a city street after the end of the Belgrade Offensive, Yugoslavia, November 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei.TASS
Soviet soldier walks in a battlefield, 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky.TASS
Artillery soldiers of the 2nd Belorussian Front, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin. TASS
Enjoying a little free time.
House-to-house fighting.
Meeting.
On the front line
Tanks
Tanks
Tanks
Landing
Landing site
Unnamed
Getting a torpedo ready
Partisans
German taken prisoner
Machine gunners with coaxial machine guns
Aerodrome
Liberation of Bulgaria
Newspaper with photos in a trench
Coastal howitzer fires at the enemy
Destruction in the city
Pe-2 dive-bombers in flight
Jubilant Yugoslavia. Belgrade
Yugoslav peasants greeting a landed Soviet pilot
Red flag flying over the Kerch Peninsula
Landing of infantrymen
Body of a German soldier
German cemetry
German cemetry
Street-to-street fighting. Liberation of Crimea
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Street-to-street fighting. Liberation of Crimea
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Sniper Valentina Kusanova
City in ruins. Sevastopol
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Sniper Elizaveta (“Liza”) Mironova
Children lying on the beach in liberated Sevastopol
City in ruins
City in ruins. Kerch
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Wartime destruction. Starotitarovskaya
Children of war. Sevastopol
Children of war. Sevastopol
Sniper Valentina Kusanova
Pilot-navigator Sergey Dupliy, Hero of the Soviet Union. Sevastopol
Sailors of Cruiser Molotov. Sevastopol
Soviet tanks in Simferopol
Citizens of Sevastopol greet their liberators
Portrait of a carpenter. Sevastopol
Portrait of a carpenter. Sevastopol
Construction team at the Grafskaya Pristan (lit. “Count’s Quay”). Sevastopol
Construction team at the Grafskaya Pristan (lit. “Count’s Quay”). Sevastopol
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Downed German plane
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Night combat
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Night combat
Morning exercises on Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
Battle for Kerch
Morning exercises on Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
Battle for Kerch
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Heavy artillery
In the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
In the sky over Sevastopol
Taking aerial photographs of Sevastopol
Gunner
Taking aerial photographs of Sevastopol
Machine gunners on a boat
Gunner
Machine gunners on a boat
Children of war. Semyon Kulemin, a cabin boy from Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
City in ruins. Crimean A.S.S.R.
Life again! Sevastopol
Life again! Sevastopol
Life again! Sevastopol
Simferopol in ruins
Gunners
Body of a German
Anti-aircraft gun
Urban combat
Urban combat
Sevastopol in ruins
Infantry attack
6 танкистов рассматривают карту боевых действий
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Destroyed tobacco factory in Kerch
Танкисты 516-го отдельного огнеметного танкового полка
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins.
Sevastopol in ruins
Cinema Udarnhik in ruins. Sevastopol
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Артист Яхонтов В.Н. во время церемонии передачи тяжелого танка ИС-2
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Танкисты 23-й Глуховско-Речицкой танковой бригады
Герой Советского Союза танкист, лейтенант Сагайдачный Ю.М
Artillery in combat
Soviet soldiers remove German signs from repair shops
Soviet soldiers remove German signs from repair shops
В атаку идут танкисты гвардии капитана В.Г. Кравченко
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika and hang a red flag at the gate of the Voikov factory
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika from the gates of the Voikov factory
Вручение наград танкистам танковой бригады под командованием подполковника Бачакашвили.
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika and hang a red flag at the gate of the Voikov factory
Armored boat
На марше танкисты и стрелки
Вручение правительственных наград танкистам, отличившимся в боях за город Невель.
Мазя Андрей Антонович, танкист.
Разведчики 63-й гвардейской Челябинской добровольческой танковой бригады
Разведчики 63-й танковой Челябинской гвардейской бригады читают письма с Урала.
On the board
Armored boats on mission
Armored boats on mission
Gunners
Экипаж бомбардировщика Пе-2 «За Бориса Сафонова» после боевого вылета на порт Констанца 20 августа 1944 года
Lunch
Returning to Sevastopol
Writer Peter Pavlenko among the recovering wounded near Moscow.
In the sky over Sevastopol
When Nazis have gone
Liberated Sevastopol
Captain 1st rank Alexander Rumyantsev (in a tunic with an award), a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Chief of the department of the Northern Fleet Staff
Hero of the Soviet Union Yakov Shvachko, Commander of the landing craft #21 of the 2nd security detachment of the water area of the Novorossiysk Naval Base of the Black Sea Fleet
Major V.M. Kononenko, deputy chief of the front-line department of the newspaper "Soviet Soldier"
Commander of the 2nd Squadron of the 46th Assault Air Regiment of the Northern Fleet Captain D. Osyka
Marshals G. Zhukov (right) and A. Vasilevsky after the ceremony of awarding orders
The crew of the tank «Guard», which made its mark during the Lvov operation
Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Vasilevsky at the airplane (in overalls)
In a liberated city
Fighting to liberate Novorossiysk
Commander-in-chief of the 1st Belorussian Front K. Rokossovsky (center) at the front headquarters engaged in operational command of the combat operation
At the headquarters of the 1st Belorussian Front, Commander-in-chief of the Front K. Rokossovsky (left) and Member of the Military Council of the Front K. Telegin
General of Army K. Rokossovsky (right) and Lieutenant General K. Telegin at the op-erational map at the headquarters of the 1st Belorussian Front
General of Army K. Rokossovsky in military uniform
G. Zhukov (left) and Colonel General V. Kazakov, Commander of Artillery of the 1st Belorussian Front, watching the air combat
Air Chief Marshal A. Novikov, E. Smirnov (pilot of G. Zhukov), K. Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union G. Zhukov
Marshal A. Vasilevsky with officers in the Simferopol Airport
Group photograph (4 people). Marshal A. Vasilevsky is in the middle
Commander of the 1st Guards Tank Army Colonel General M. Katukov (1st right) at the ceremony of delivery of the Guards Banner to the 191st air force regiment
Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Vasilevsky (right) and Colonel General of Air Force F. Falaleev, Chief of Staff of the Red Army Air Force
Marshal of the Soviet Union I. Konev (sitting at the table)
I. Konev at the command post of General P. Rotmistrov
From left to right: Major General S. Biryuzov, F. Tolbukhin, Marshals of the Soviet Union K. Voroshilov and A. Vasilevsky. Before the start of the liberation of Crimea
G. Zhukov, K. Rokossovsky, V. Kazakov, Commander of the Artillery of the 1st Belo-russian Front, P. Batov
The family of the train engine depot Zhlobin N. Schwartz, released from the concentration camp
Soviet gunners during street fighting in Budapest
The Soviet and the Yugoslav troops on the streets of Belgrade
Belgrade assault
At the grave of the Hero of the Soviet Union Grigory Lyadov
The funeral of the Hero of the Soviet Union Grigory Lyadov
Peterhof Palace largely destroyed and burned by German troops
Crossing the Narva
Corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave at Majdanek
The civilians at the crematorium ovens look at the remains of those tortured to death at Majdanek
Soviet and Polish soldiers looking at the remains of Majdanek prisoners burnt in the crematorium ovens
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Colonel Shcheglov’s division during a battle near Krasnogvardeysk (Gatchina)
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
At Pavlovsk Palace and Park after German withdrawal
Pavlovsk Palace
Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Фасад Александровского дворца
Enfiladeof Catherine Palace rooms
Malo-Konyushennyi Bridgeacross the Moika River and Adamini House
Trinity Cathedral dome
Golden Hill Cascade
Catherine Palace northern wall
Commander of tge armoured fighting vehicle I. Kondrakov
Interior. Pavlovsk
Catherine Palace
A piece of badly damaged decoration of Catherine Palace main staircase
Catherine Palace.
Upper Garden. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Destroyed Monplaisir Palace
Earth and timber emplacement under Monplaisir Palace
Golden Hill Cascade
German cemetery at Alexander Palace
Columns. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Part of a wall of the Grand Palace in Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Facade of the Grand Palace in Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Pavlovsk Palace
Monplaisir Palace
Decorative wooden sculpture
Pavlovsk Palace
Grand Palace and Grand Cascade
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Pavlovsk Palaceinruins
Restorers, including Lilia Shvetskaya, examine sculptures
Facade of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Collapsed roof rafters
Grand Palace in Peterhof
Columns at the entrance
Belvedere Palace
In Belgrade in October 1944. Captain Dmitry Kudryashov
Cameron Gallery
Jubilant Bulgaria
Baba Vanga meets Soviet soldiers
Captain Alexander Phomin (sitting in the second row, the third on the right) with reconnaissance scouts of the 41st Infantry Division. Pulavsky bridgehead
Enfilade of destroyed rooms.
Tanks covered by Katyusha rocket launchers reach the line of attack.
Жители польского города Августова, освобожденные Красной Армией
Osowiec Fortress captured by the Red Army
2nd Belorussian Front. Polish population tending the graves of Soviet liberators
The extent of destruction of Lithuanian cities wrought by the Nazis
Night battle in Riga
В освобожденном городе Шауляй
Сommander of Reconnaissance service sets a task to a Commander of the mounted scout detachment
Crossing the Dniester
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
Belorussian collective farmers return home
German cemetery at Breast. Graves of the German soldiers killed while fighting with Brest Fortress defenders
Partisans in a street of the liberated city
The first printed media in liberated Minsk
After German rout
After German rout
Anti-aircraft gunners are changing the firing position. 1st Belorussian Front
Soviet tank soldiers at the site of the tank soldiers who died in June 1941 and were buried by locals. State border region. Belarus
V. Phaistov with Reconnaissance Scouts watch the enemy
Main staircase of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.
The Chief of Reconnaissance Unit Captain M. Polishuk sets a mission for Senior Sergeant N. Neazaliev as a scout. The 3rd Ukrainian Front, the 4th Cavalry Corps, the 30th Division, the 75th Regiment
Senior Sergeant S. Malykhin and Private A. Polivanov (in the foreground) as Scouts. The 8th Army, the 79th Division, the 200th Regiment
Soviet officer talking with American pilots
Reconnaissance Scouts, the 93rd Infantry Division. A. Terentiev on the right, Ukraine, the village Verblyuzhka
Residents of Kiev set about rebuilding the city destroyed by Hitlerite Germany
Проект «Зебра»
Gun salute in liberated Sevastopol. 1944.
Fighting on the Kerch Peninsula.
Street fight. Sevastopol
Life again. Sevastopol
A column of German prisoners of war. Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Cape Chersonesus
Naval infantrymen in Korabelnays suburb. Sevastopol
Marshal Semyon Timoshenko. 1944.
“Jubilant Bulgaria”. Kocha Karadzhev, a commander of partisans. Lovech, 1944.
The defeated parading in Moscow. German prisoners of war in the capital’s streets
“We will fight right to the bitter end!”
Night attack of Soviet T-34-85 tanks near Razdelnaya station
Shortly after liberation. Odessa
Katyusha fires a volley.
On the offensive.
Night combat. 1944.
In the sky. 1944.
Pilot-navigator Sergey Dupliy, Hero of the Soviet Union. 1944.
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, and Antony Iden, the Secretary of Foreign Office, are departing from Moscow. Moscow airfield
Soviet war correspondents in the troops of the Anglo-American allies in front of the editorial board of the newspaper "Humanite"
Командир отделения разведчиков гвардии сержант А.И.Кулаков на передовой
Портрет командира автоматчиков разведывательной роты 19-ой мех. бригады 1-го мех. корпуса, Героя Советского Союза П.В. Дроздова
Soviet war correspondents in the troops of the Anglo-American allies in front of the editorial board of the newspaper "Humanite"
Группа разведчиков : младший сержант А.А.Бобряшов (на дереве), рядовой А.Мухамедов (слева) и младший сержант М.В.Дюкарев
Разведчики капитан И.И. Селиверов (слева), майор Д.С. Гончаренко (в центре) и младший лейтенант Р.М. Полоник (справа)
Разведчики слева направо- старшие сержанты И.Суровцев и Ф.Марковский, рядовой Т.Теличко, старшие сержанты Назаров и Ковалев
The remains of a woman and a baby killed at Majdanek
Laying wreaths on the bodies of those tortured to death at Majdanek
The excavated truck chassis used to form pyres on which the bodies of the victims of the Majdanek were burned
Foreign journalists in the Majdanek concentration camp
A group of Majdanek war prisoners
Cameraman Roman L. Karmen filming the Majdanek war prisoners
View of the crematorium ovens used to exterminate Majdanek prisoners
View of Majdanek prisoners’ barracks
Cartoonist Boris E. Efimov and writer Vasily S. Grossman in the Majdanek concentration camp liberated by Soviet troops
Belongings of Majdanek prisoners
The remains of those tortured to death by the Nazis at Majdanek
Soviet and Polish soldiers looking at the remains of Majdanek prisoners burnt in the crematorium ovens
Red Cross representatives at the crematorium ovens looking at the remains of those tortured to death at Majdanek
A group of captured German soldiers taken around the Majdanek death camp
Road and fenced perimeter in the Majdanek
Corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave at Majdanek
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Human bones and ashes found at Majdanek
2nd Belorussian Front. Gunners engage in fighting
The Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigating the Crimes Committed by the Germans in the Majdanek Extermination Camp looking at belongings taken away from Majdanek prisoners
Gunners.
Prisoners’ corpses at Majdanek
Офицер СС А. Тернес на допросе в концлагере Майданек
The ovens in the crematorium at Majdanek
Children place wreaths at the site of the graves of the Majdanek victims
Human remains of the Majdanek prisoners shot in the Krembecki Woods
A. Witos, Chairman of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigating the Crimes Committed by the Germans in the Majdanek Extermination Camp, D. I. Kudryavtsev, Vice-Chairman of the Commission, and Professor V. I. Prozorovsky at the crematorium ovens.
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders. Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Czechoslovak volunteers as gunners at the firing position
Reconnaissance Scouts of the 336th Infantry Division. From left to right: Victor Chupakhin, Nikolai Lukyanenko, Orlov G.A.
Reconnaissance sofficer, Sergeant N. Krivopus, a serviceman of the 202nd Rifle 27th Army
Kataev Pavel Mikhailovich, reconnaissance officer of the 54th Guards. mortar regiment (GMP). In military uniform with the order
The foreman of the platoon of control Skrinko (left) with the reconnaissance platoon of the regiment control of the regiment Pavlukhin. Two military personnel with awards
Doubles portrait. Reconnaissance scouts of the 140th Infantry Division. I.N. Tupikov, officer (left) and V.D. Fisatidi, intelligence commander, captain
Mounted reconnaissance of the 78th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 25th Guards Rifle Division
Czechoslovak volunteers as gunners at the firing position
Reconnaissance scouts of the 3rd battery of the 1st division of the 666th artillery regiment. The first one sitting on the right is Vasily Semenovich Grishchenko
Breaking the siege
Shoulder-strap portrait of a Hero of the Soviet Union Gnidash Kuzma Savelyevich, head of a group of reconnaissance scouts of the 1st Belorussian Front
Sergeant Boyarinov V.E. during his studies at Sea Pilots School No. 3
No longer besieged!
Reconnaissance scouts of the 196th separate intelligence service, Valentin Zlobin (left) and Valentin Leshchinsky
Championship of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet. The Lenin Stadium. Anna Zaitseva (Dudnik) leads in the run at No. 12
Reconnaissance scouts of the Kotovsky detachment before landing behind enemy lines. From left to right: L. Zotov, D. Lupyshev, M. Pavmyak, N.I. Voichenko, sitting: P. Starovoitov, V. Baburina, S. Gulenkova, I. Tyukanko, V. Volkov
Pilots participating in the liberation of Sevastopol near the aircraft of the 7th shock aviation regiment
Officers of the Primorsky Army. From left to right are Krasnov, gunner Botshtein, lieutenant-colonel of the artillery service F.A. Samsonov
Soviet pilots are preparing for missions at the airport in Yevpatoriya
A brave scout of the order, guard sergeant Zubov in an ambush. On his account there are 25 captured prisoners for interrogation
Fireworks to celebrate the end of the siege
Gunners of the 50th Guards Artillery Regiment of the 24th Guards Infantry Division of the 2nd Guards Army of the Southern Front after the battles for the liberation of Sevastopol. From left to right are Foreman V.P. Krestov, Foreman V.I. Sedakov, Senior Lieutenant I.I. Martynov (sitting)
Polish Army units parading
In liberated Sevastopol
Liberation of Kerch
A Polish Army motorized infantry unit parading. Poland
The line of defense near Leningrad. Abandoned German equipment on the highway near Ligov
In the sky over the Crimea
Over Mount Sapun
Germans near Leningrad
A combat crew of ZiS-3 (M1942) 76mm anti-tank gun at the Polish Army parade. Lublin
Sevastopol in ruins
In liberated Kherson. The destroyed Kherson cannery named after Josef Stalin
A 120-mm mortar unit of the Polish Army moving past the podium at a military parade. Lublin (Poland)
The brigade of Soviet patriots under the command of A. Belonosova, a resident, repairs the roof in Novgorod
Armia Ludowa fighters and Red Army officers at the Lublin railway station
Polish Army units parading. Lublin (Poland)
Polish Army units parading. Lublin (Poland)
Главнокомандующий Войском Польским генерал М. Жимерский
Komsomol youth of Moskovsky District
Sapper P. Belokon in one of the battles, 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD).
Sapper Private P.S. Shakhov with a mine detector on the battlefield, February 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD).
Sappers Sergeant V. Bulanov and Corporal A. Shishlov making a pass in defense wiring, September 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD)
Red Army guards L. Durnov and P. Korolkov, 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD)
The calculation of the anti-aircraft machine gun of Sergeant N. Tolsipenkov's anti-aircraft detachment fires on an enemy aircraft
Partisans
The brigade of Alexandra Cherkasova, a true patriot, clearing the debris from a destroyed building
Destroyed St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
Preparing for the transfer of Novgorod’s bronze monuments to Germany
A group of soldiers goes along Moskovskaya street in Novgorod
Residents read newspapers in liberated Novgorod
A square of liberated Novgorod
A square of liberated Novgorod
Novgorod’s residents rebuild the city
First plane funded by F. Golovaty
Sappers excavate the Festive bell of St. Sophia
Sappers excavate the Festive bell of St. Sophia
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Курмашев Гайнан Нурмухамматович
Группа людей в зимней военной форме на льду Ладожского озера около пробоины от снаряда
Капитан Зубченко А.И. (2-й слева). 1943–1945 гг.
Партийный актив 6 Краснознамённой стрелковой дивизии 4 армии. Румыния, октябрь 1944 г.
Офицеры 111 отдельного сапёрного батальона 6 Краснознамённой стрелковой дивизии 4 армии.1944–1945 гг.
Партизанки отряда имени М.Н.Чернака бригады имени И.В.Сталина Брестского соединения. Белоруссия, 1944 г.
Военврач Маслов Б.А. с женой и дочерью. Польша, 20.09.1944 г.
Брестская крепость в день освобождения. 28 июля 1944 г.
Боец 1-го советского партизанского полка Нуриджанян С.Б. Южная Франция, 1944 г.
Бойцы 1-го советского партизанского полка. Франция, 1944 г.
Эвакуация повреждённого самолёта
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Неизвестные офицеры РККА в Югославии
Observatory in the village of Simeiz, blown up by the Germans. Simeiz, 1944
General view of the railway terminal in Sevastopol. 1944
View of the Marine Terminal destroyed by the Germans and embankment of Evpatoria. Crimea, 1944
Units of Soviet artillery after breakthrough of the enemy defenses are moving to new combat positions behind the Turkish rampart. Isthmus of Perekop, 1944
Scout Sergeant I. Goncharov (left), Major Ali Safar Oglu Bagirov (center) and Commander of the 125th Melitopol Mortar Regiment Lieutenant Colonel M. Kostoglod (right) at an observation post near the Turkish rampart. Isthmus of Perekop, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Destruction caused by the Germans in the town of Armyansk. Crimea, 1944
Soviet soldiers moving to a new position. Armyansk, April 1944
Soldiers who arrived on ships at dusk land on the Crimean coast near Kerch. 1944
Submachine gunners are moving to the firing position. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Soldiers with anti-tank rifles under the command of Second Lieutenant K. Elizabirashvili repel the enemy's tank attack in the area of the Kerch Peninsula. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
A unit of submachine gunners of the Guards Lieutenant A. Krasnov in combat. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Soldiers of the Captain S. Hayrapetyan’s unit are fighting with the enemy on the beach. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Howitzers #4906 - Commander Senior Sergeant A. Sunuk, and howitzers #4866 are firing at German positions near the Turkish rampart. Armyansk, 1944
Cargo vessels of the Azov Military Flotilla off the coast of the Kerch Peninsula. 1944
Mortar crew of Senior Sergeant S. Shal'kovsky is firing at the enemy on the Kerch Peninsula. 1944
Gunners of the Captain I. Chupin’s battery on the firing position. Kerch Peninsula, 1944
Mortars are firing at the enemy, positioned in the shops of the Voykov plant. Kerch, 1944
Officers of the 26th Guards Long-Range Bomber Regiment at "Brest” airplane
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
Результаты боёв по уничтожению Брестской группировки противника
После боя в районе 415 стрелкового полка (по окружению фашистской группировки), отступающей по шоссе Брест-Варшава
Конкурс «На лучшего коня»
12 participants of the front-line amateur performance of the 48 engineer brigade
Руководящий состав 946 штурмового полка 1 воздушной армии перед наступлением 1 Белорусского фронта
В 30 км от г. Варшавы
За разработкой плана боя по овладению г. Брестом и крепостью
В отделе кадров штаба 20 десантно-стрелкового Брестского корпуса  28 армии
Командир 96 стрелкового Краснознамённого корпуса 70 армии, генерал-лейтенант Чанышев Я.Д. зачитывает приказ
Вручение наград за освобождение г. Бреста
Liberation of Sevastopol from the fascist invaders
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo from 23 October 1944, liberators-soldiers of the Danube Flotilla and local residents, mountains. Novi Sad, Serbia
Soviet tankers at the grave of tankers killed in June 1941 and buried by local residents (Belarus)
Collaborators and German soldiers hanged on Bessarabskaya square in Kiev
Partisans on the street of the liberated city (Belarus)
Soviet and Polish commanders on the podium during the military parade
Soviet and Polish Commanders and members of the Polish National Council
Comic competitions (Belarus)
Comic competitions (Belarus)
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
German military cemetery in Brest. The graves of German soldiers killed in the first months of the war
Killed German soldier (Belarus)
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Captured German Commandant of Bobruisk Major General Adolf Hamann
Liberated Minsk
Liberated Minsk
A Member of the Military Council of the 1st Ukrainian front, Lieutenant General N. Khrushchev
Student of the 8th class of the 95th secondary school Ye. Volodin is on duty during universal military training in the paramilitary camp of the Moscow city military commissariat, Moscow Region, June 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
The view shows Soviet ground-attack aircrafts from the 1st Baltic Front before their attack on German tanks near Siauliai, August 1944. Photo by Boris Vdovenko/TASS
A view of 380 mm mortars at the exhibition of the Nazi German weapons captured by the Red Army during the Second World War, at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow, 1944. Photo by Oleg Kuzmin/TASS
A view of the destroyed center of the city shortly after it was liberated from the Nazi German troops, Jelgava, August 1944. Photo by Leonid Dorensky/TASS
City residents welcome Soviet tank crewmen, that liberated the city, Bucharest, August 1944. Photo by Boris Losin/TASS
Soviet troops enter the city that Finnish soldiers set on fire before retreating on the Eastern Front, Pitkyaranta, July 1944. Photo by Georgy Konovalov/TASS
A Soviet Guards Cossack unit is seen during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, Romania, August 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
Soviet tanks are seen during a tank assault, Hungary, 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
Soviet tank crewmen on tank and Romanian infantry are seen on their way to the frontline, Romania, August 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky/TASS
A view shows one of the buildings burnt by the Nazi German troops after their retreat, Bucharest, September 1944. Photo by Mikhail Ozersky/TASS
Советские войска во время прохода через один из населенных пунктов
Немецкие эшелоны с боеприпасами, захваченные советскими войсками
Wounded soldiers of the 2nd Ukrainian Front are being evacuated on Soviet T-34-85 tanks during the Budapest Offensive, 1944. Photo by Boris Losin, Georgy Konovalov/TASS
Казачья часть в освобожденном селе, Румыния
Санинструктор гвардии старшина Степан Цун-цун-хай
A group of track workers restore railway tracks at the Kerch-II station after the liberation of the city from Nazi invaders, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Mark Redkin/TASS
•	Наступление частей 2-го Белорусского фронта, Польша
•	Советские пикирующие бомбардировщики Пе-2
Бойцы всеобщего военного обучения Фрунзенского района во время строевой подготовки на Ростовской набережной Москвы-реки
•	Первая партия тракторов, сошедшая с конвейера Сталинградского тракторного завода имени Ф.Э. Дзержинского
Soviet self-propelled guns SU-76M on the parade of the Polish Army
Самоходная артиллерийская установка Су-76М советского производства на параде Войска Польского
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Amateur concert (Belarus)
Hero of the Soviet Union H.M. Mammadov takes a tank column, built at the expense of the working people of Tatarstan. 1944
Group exercise therapy in evacuation hospital №1668. 1941-1944 Kazan
Front brigade of Fafurina. 1943-1944 Kazan
The shooters' department of the primary organization of the Kazan precision engineering plant No. 144 for the study of the material of the rifle. 1944 TASSR
The machine gun department of the primary organization of the Ministry of Finance for the study of the machine gun. 1944 TASSR
Крестьянки из освобожденного от немецко-фашистских оккупантов села Прикарпатья во время встречи с советскими солдатами
Soviet soldiers observe their surroundings from the highest point of the Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, March 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers disembark on the Crimean coastline, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei, Max Alpert/TASS
Жители города у домов, уничтоженных немецкими войсками перед отступлением
Soldiers of armored warfare get military compensation, 1944. Photo by Fyodor Kislov/TASS
Русских Александр Александрович
Soldiers of the 2nd Belorussian Front have a rest, March 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Корабли Черноморского флота во время вхождения в порт Варны в ходе Болгарской операции
Soviet infantrymen advance to the southeast of Memel, 1944. Photo by Leonid Velikzhanin/TASS
Soviet pontoniers build a bridge across the Prut River, Romania, 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers ride on motorcycles down a street in Bucharest, 1944. Photo by Mikhail Ozersky/TASS
Submachine gunners move to their firing position ahead of a battle, Kerch, 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet serviceman V.Kunitsyn is at an anti-tank gun, Kerch, April 1944. Photo by Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Советские бойцы на подступах к Севастополю в ходе Крымской наступательной операции
Local people walk near the post office building after the liberation of Sevastopol from the Nazi German occupation, November 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Construction workers rebuild port facilities damaged during the Nazi German occupation of Sevastopol, July 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Nazi German soldiers surrender at one of streets in Vilnius, July 1944.  Photo by Fyodor Kislov/TASS
Жители освобожденного города Керчь у стенда "Окна ТАСС" с фотодокументами, показывающими расправу фашистов над керченцами
The wreckage of a German plane are on the field during sowing for the first time after liberation of the Orlov Region from Nazi German troops, April 1944. Photo by Kazimir Lishko/TASS
A view shows Sevastopol after it was liberated from the Nazi German occupation, May 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Soviet soldiers cross the river, Hungary, 1945. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Председатель Президиума Верховного Совета СССР Михаил Калинин, первый секретарь Ленинградского обкома и горкома ВКП(б) Жданов
Camouflaged Soviet soldiers are in the battles of the Rybachy Peninsula, Murmansk Region, 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/TASS
Boys from Frunzensky District march on Rostov Embankment of the Moskva River during the universal military training, 1944. Photo by Nikolai Sitnikov/TASS
Soviet soldiers have a rest, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Soldiers of the 2nd Byelorussian Front of the Red Army (L) and soldiers of the Polish People's Army during a break in combats, Poland, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin/TASS
Комсомольско-молодежный воскресник по восстановлению г. Воронежа «Восстановим тебя, родной Воронеж».
Советские танки с десантом автоматчиков на территории расположения противника на подступах к городу, Будапешт
Солдаты 2-го Украинского фронта на улицах города, освобожденного от немецких оккупантов в ходе Дебреценской операции
Солдаты Красной Армии во время уличного боя, Кечкемет, Венгрия
Жители предместья Варшавы в очереди к одному из продовольственных пунктов, организованных местными властями для населения
Жители освобожденной Риги встречают бойцов и офицеров Красной Армии
Въезд в город Великое Тырново, украшенный венками и транспарантом, Болгария
Гвардии капитан Красной Армии О. Иванов среди жителей освобожденного Белграда
Фронтовая парикмахерская
Жители освобожденного от немецко-фашистской оккупации села Устрожиска поздравляют бойцов Красной Армии с победой, Польша
Бойцы Красной Армии с жителями освобожденного Каунаса
Солдаты подразделения лейтенанта Викторова 1-го Белорусского фронта во время боя, Польша
Местные жители у руин дома, разрушенного немецкими войсками при отступлении, Ломжа, Польша
Солдаты 1-го Белорусского фронта во время переправы боеприпасов через водный рубеж за Вислой
The 1st Baltic Front submachine gunners liberate the city of Jelgava from Nazi German occupation, July 1944. Photo by Leonid Dorensky/TASS
В восстановленном механическом цехе тракторного завода, Сталинград
Руины здания военно-исторического музея Черноморского флота на улице Ленина, разрушенного немецкими войсками, Севастополь
Жители города, освобожденного от немецко-фашистской оккупации, перед началом спектакля у здания Одесского театра оперы и балета
Солдаты выносят раненого с поля боя во время Витебской наступательной операции
Soviet soldiers change firing positions of the anti-tank guns to the southwest of the city of Klaipeda, October 1944. Photo by Leonid Velikzhanin. TASS
A Soviet soldier demines a city street after the end of the Belgrade Offensive, Yugoslavia, November 1944. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei.TASS
Soviet soldier walks in a battlefield, 1944. Photo by Izrail Ozersky.TASS
Artillery soldiers of the 2nd Belorussian Front, 1944. Photo by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin. TASS
Enjoying a little free time.
House-to-house fighting.
Meeting.
On the front line
Tanks
Tanks
Tanks
Landing
Landing site
Unnamed
Getting a torpedo ready
Partisans
German taken prisoner
Machine gunners with coaxial machine guns
Aerodrome
Liberation of Bulgaria
Newspaper with photos in a trench
Coastal howitzer fires at the enemy
Destruction in the city
Pe-2 dive-bombers in flight
Jubilant Yugoslavia. Belgrade
Yugoslav peasants greeting a landed Soviet pilot
Red flag flying over the Kerch Peninsula
Landing of infantrymen
Body of a German soldier
German cemetry
German cemetry
Street-to-street fighting. Liberation of Crimea
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Street-to-street fighting. Liberation of Crimea
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Sniper Valentina Kusanova
City in ruins. Sevastopol
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Sniper Elizaveta (“Liza”) Mironova
Children lying on the beach in liberated Sevastopol
City in ruins
City in ruins. Kerch
City in ruins. Sevastopol
Wartime destruction. Starotitarovskaya
Children of war. Sevastopol
Children of war. Sevastopol
Sniper Valentina Kusanova
Pilot-navigator Sergey Dupliy, Hero of the Soviet Union. Sevastopol
Sailors of Cruiser Molotov. Sevastopol
Soviet tanks in Simferopol
Citizens of Sevastopol greet their liberators
Portrait of a carpenter. Sevastopol
Portrait of a carpenter. Sevastopol
Construction team at the Grafskaya Pristan (lit. “Count’s Quay”). Sevastopol
Construction team at the Grafskaya Pristan (lit. “Count’s Quay”). Sevastopol
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Downed German plane
Reconstruction in Sevastopol
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Night combat
Prisoners of war. Sevastopol
Night combat
Morning exercises on Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
Battle for Kerch
Morning exercises on Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
Battle for Kerch
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Heavy artillery
In the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
Yakovlev Yak-9D aircraft in the sky over Sevastopol
In the sky over Sevastopol
Taking aerial photographs of Sevastopol
Gunner
Taking aerial photographs of Sevastopol
Machine gunners on a boat
Gunner
Machine gunners on a boat
Children of war. Semyon Kulemin, a cabin boy from Cruiser Krasny Krym (lit. “Red Crimea”). Sevastopol
City in ruins. Crimean A.S.S.R.
Life again! Sevastopol
Life again! Sevastopol
Life again! Sevastopol
Simferopol in ruins
Gunners
Body of a German
Anti-aircraft gun
Urban combat
Urban combat
Sevastopol in ruins
Infantry attack
6 танкистов рассматривают карту боевых действий
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Destroyed tobacco factory in Kerch
Танкисты 516-го отдельного огнеметного танкового полка
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins
Sevastopol in ruins.
Sevastopol in ruins
Cinema Udarnhik in ruins. Sevastopol
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Артист Яхонтов В.Н. во время церемонии передачи тяжелого танка ИС-2
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Preschool on Primorsky Boulevard. Sevastopol
Танкисты 23-й Глуховско-Речицкой танковой бригады
Герой Советского Союза танкист, лейтенант Сагайдачный Ю.М
Artillery in combat
Soviet soldiers remove German signs from repair shops
Soviet soldiers remove German signs from repair shops
В атаку идут танкисты гвардии капитана В.Г. Кравченко
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika and hang a red flag at the gate of the Voikov factory
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika from the gates of the Voikov factory
Вручение наград танкистам танковой бригады под командованием подполковника Бачакашвили.
Soviet soldiers remove the swastika and hang a red flag at the gate of the Voikov factory
Armored boat
На марше танкисты и стрелки
Вручение правительственных наград танкистам, отличившимся в боях за город Невель.
Мазя Андрей Антонович, танкист.
Разведчики 63-й гвардейской Челябинской добровольческой танковой бригады
Разведчики 63-й танковой Челябинской гвардейской бригады читают письма с Урала.
On the board
Armored boats on mission
Armored boats on mission
Gunners
Экипаж бомбардировщика Пе-2 «За Бориса Сафонова» после боевого вылета на порт Констанца 20 августа 1944 года
Lunch
Returning to Sevastopol
Writer Peter Pavlenko among the recovering wounded near Moscow.
In the sky over Sevastopol
When Nazis have gone
Liberated Sevastopol
Captain 1st rank Alexander Rumyantsev (in a tunic with an award), a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Chief of the department of the Northern Fleet Staff
Hero of the Soviet Union Yakov Shvachko, Commander of the landing craft #21 of the 2nd security detachment of the water area of the Novorossiysk Naval Base of the Black Sea Fleet
Major V.M. Kononenko, deputy chief of the front-line department of the newspaper "Soviet Soldier"
Commander of the 2nd Squadron of the 46th Assault Air Regiment of the Northern Fleet Captain D. Osyka
Marshals G. Zhukov (right) and A. Vasilevsky after the ceremony of awarding orders
The crew of the tank «Guard», which made its mark during the Lvov operation
Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Vasilevsky at the airplane (in overalls)
In a liberated city
Fighting to liberate Novorossiysk
Commander-in-chief of the 1st Belorussian Front K. Rokossovsky (center) at the front headquarters engaged in operational command of the combat operation
At the headquarters of the 1st Belorussian Front, Commander-in-chief of the Front K. Rokossovsky (left) and Member of the Military Council of the Front K. Telegin
General of Army K. Rokossovsky (right) and Lieutenant General K. Telegin at the op-erational map at the headquarters of the 1st Belorussian Front
General of Army K. Rokossovsky in military uniform
G. Zhukov (left) and Colonel General V. Kazakov, Commander of Artillery of the 1st Belorussian Front, watching the air combat
Air Chief Marshal A. Novikov, E. Smirnov (pilot of G. Zhukov), K. Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union G. Zhukov
Marshal A. Vasilevsky with officers in the Simferopol Airport
Group photograph (4 people). Marshal A. Vasilevsky is in the middle
Commander of the 1st Guards Tank Army Colonel General M. Katukov (1st right) at the ceremony of delivery of the Guards Banner to the 191st air force regiment
Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Vasilevsky (right) and Colonel General of Air Force F. Falaleev, Chief of Staff of the Red Army Air Force
Marshal of the Soviet Union I. Konev (sitting at the table)
I. Konev at the command post of General P. Rotmistrov
From left to right: Major General S. Biryuzov, F. Tolbukhin, Marshals of the Soviet Union K. Voroshilov and A. Vasilevsky. Before the start of the liberation of Crimea
G. Zhukov, K. Rokossovsky, V. Kazakov, Commander of the Artillery of the 1st Belo-russian Front, P. Batov
The family of the train engine depot Zhlobin N. Schwartz, released from the concentration camp
Soviet gunners during street fighting in Budapest
The Soviet and the Yugoslav troops on the streets of Belgrade
Belgrade assault
At the grave of the Hero of the Soviet Union Grigory Lyadov
The funeral of the Hero of the Soviet Union Grigory Lyadov
Peterhof Palace largely destroyed and burned by German troops
Crossing the Narva
Corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave at Majdanek
The civilians at the crematorium ovens look at the remains of those tortured to death at Majdanek
Soviet and Polish soldiers looking at the remains of Majdanek prisoners burnt in the crematorium ovens
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Colonel Shcheglov’s division during a battle near Krasnogvardeysk (Gatchina)
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
At Pavlovsk Palace and Park after German withdrawal
Pavlovsk Palace
Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Фасад Александровского дворца
Enfiladeof Catherine Palace rooms
Malo-Konyushennyi Bridgeacross the Moika River and Adamini House
Trinity Cathedral dome
Golden Hill Cascade
Catherine Palace northern wall
Commander of tge armoured fighting vehicle I. Kondrakov
Interior. Pavlovsk
Catherine Palace
A piece of badly damaged decoration of Catherine Palace main staircase
Catherine Palace.
Upper Garden. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Destroyed Monplaisir Palace
Earth and timber emplacement under Monplaisir Palace
Golden Hill Cascade
German cemetery at Alexander Palace
Columns. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Part of a wall of the Grand Palace in Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Facade of the Grand Palace in Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Pavlovsk Palace
Monplaisir Palace
Decorative wooden sculpture
Pavlovsk Palace
Grand Palace and Grand Cascade
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Pavlovsk Palaceinruins
Restorers, including Lilia Shvetskaya, examine sculptures
Facade of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Collapsed roof rafters
Grand Palace in Peterhof
Columns at the entrance
Belvedere Palace
In Belgrade in October 1944. Captain Dmitry Kudryashov
Cameron Gallery
Jubilant Bulgaria
Baba Vanga meets Soviet soldiers
Captain Alexander Phomin (sitting in the second row, the third on the right) with reconnaissance scouts of the 41st Infantry Division. Pulavsky bridgehead
Enfilade of destroyed rooms.
Tanks covered by Katyusha rocket launchers reach the line of attack.
Жители польского города Августова, освобожденные Красной Армией
Osowiec Fortress captured by the Red Army
2nd Belorussian Front. Polish population tending the graves of Soviet liberators
The extent of destruction of Lithuanian cities wrought by the Nazis
Night battle in Riga
В освобожденном городе Шауляй
Сommander of Reconnaissance service sets a task to a Commander of the mounted scout detachment
Crossing the Dniester
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
General V.E.Makarov, Marshal A.M. Vasilevsky and General I.D. Chernyakhovsky interrogate captured Alfons Hitter, Commander of the 206th Infantry Division. Vitebsk
Belorussian collective farmers return home
German cemetery at Breast. Graves of the German soldiers killed while fighting with Brest Fortress defenders
Partisans in a street of the liberated city
The first printed media in liberated Minsk
After German rout
After German rout
Anti-aircraft gunners are changing the firing position. 1st Belorussian Front
Soviet tank soldiers at the site of the tank soldiers who died in June 1941 and were buried by locals. State border region. Belarus
V. Phaistov with Reconnaissance Scouts watch the enemy
Main staircase of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.
The Chief of Reconnaissance Unit Captain M. Polishuk sets a mission for Senior Sergeant N. Neazaliev as a scout. The 3rd Ukrainian Front, the 4th Cavalry Corps, the 30th Division, the 75th Regiment
Senior Sergeant S. Malykhin and Private A. Polivanov (in the foreground) as Scouts. The 8th Army, the 79th Division, the 200th Regiment
Soviet officer talking with American pilots
Reconnaissance Scouts, the 93rd Infantry Division. A. Terentiev on the right, Ukraine, the village Verblyuzhka
Residents of Kiev set about rebuilding the city destroyed by Hitlerite Germany
Проект «Зебра»
Gun salute in liberated Sevastopol. 1944.
Fighting on the Kerch Peninsula.
Street fight. Sevastopol
Life again. Sevastopol
A column of German prisoners of war. Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Cape Chersonesus
Naval infantrymen in Korabelnays suburb. Sevastopol
Marshal Semyon Timoshenko. 1944.
“Jubilant Bulgaria”. Kocha Karadzhev, a commander of partisans. Lovech, 1944.
The defeated parading in Moscow. German prisoners of war in the capital’s streets
“We will fight right to the bitter end!”
Night attack of Soviet T-34-85 tanks near Razdelnaya station
Shortly after liberation. Odessa
Katyusha fires a volley.
On the offensive.
Night combat. 1944.
In the sky. 1944.
Pilot-navigator Sergey Dupliy, Hero of the Soviet Union. 1944.
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, and Antony Iden, the Secretary of Foreign Office, are departing from Moscow. Moscow airfield
Soviet war correspondents in the troops of the Anglo-American allies in front of the editorial board of the newspaper "Humanite"
Командир отделения разведчиков гвардии сержант А.И.Кулаков на передовой
Портрет командира автоматчиков разведывательной роты 19-ой мех. бригады 1-го мех. корпуса, Героя Советского Союза П.В. Дроздова
Soviet war correspondents in the troops of the Anglo-American allies in front of the editorial board of the newspaper "Humanite"
Группа разведчиков : младший сержант А.А.Бобряшов (на дереве), рядовой А.Мухамедов (слева) и младший сержант М.В.Дюкарев
Разведчики капитан И.И. Селиверов (слева), майор Д.С. Гончаренко (в центре) и младший лейтенант Р.М. Полоник (справа)
Разведчики слева направо- старшие сержанты И.Суровцев и Ф.Марковский, рядовой Т.Теличко, старшие сержанты Назаров и Ковалев
The remains of a woman and a baby killed at Majdanek
Laying wreaths on the bodies of those tortured to death at Majdanek
The excavated truck chassis used to form pyres on which the bodies of the victims of the Majdanek were burned
Foreign journalists in the Majdanek concentration camp
A group of Majdanek war prisoners
Cameraman Roman L. Karmen filming the Majdanek war prisoners
View of the crematorium ovens used to exterminate Majdanek prisoners
View of Majdanek prisoners’ barracks
Cartoonist Boris E. Efimov and writer Vasily S. Grossman in the Majdanek concentration camp liberated by Soviet troops
Belongings of Majdanek prisoners
The remains of those tortured to death by the Nazis at Majdanek
Soviet and Polish soldiers looking at the remains of Majdanek prisoners burnt in the crematorium ovens
Red Cross representatives at the crematorium ovens looking at the remains of those tortured to death at Majdanek
A group of captured German soldiers taken around the Majdanek death camp
Road and fenced perimeter in the Majdanek
Corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave at Majdanek
Piles of bones at Majdanek prepared for being made into fertilizers
Human bones and ashes found at Majdanek
2nd Belorussian Front. Gunners engage in fighting
The Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigating the Crimes Committed by the Germans in the Majdanek Extermination Camp looking at belongings taken away from Majdanek prisoners
Gunners.
Prisoners’ corpses at Majdanek
Офицер СС А. Тернес на допросе в концлагере Майданек
The ovens in the crematorium at Majdanek
Children place wreaths at the site of the graves of the Majdanek victims
Human remains of the Majdanek prisoners shot in the Krembecki Woods
A. Witos, Chairman of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigating the Crimes Committed by the Germans in the Majdanek Extermination Camp, D. I. Kudryavtsev, Vice-Chairman of the Commission, and Professor V. I. Prozorovsky at the crematorium ovens.
Overhead photo of the Lublin courtroom during the criminal proceedings against war atrocities in the Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek
Participating in a memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the German invaders. Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Wreaths are laid at the site of a mass grave in the Majdanek concentration camp
Czechoslovak volunteers as gunners at the firing position
Reconnaissance Scouts of the 336th Infantry Division. From left to right: Victor Chupakhin, Nikolai Lukyanenko, Orlov G.A.
Reconnaissance sofficer, Sergeant N. Krivopus, a serviceman of the 202nd Rifle 27th Army
Kataev Pavel Mikhailovich, reconnaissance officer of the 54th Guards. mortar regiment (GMP). In military uniform with the order
The foreman of the platoon of control Skrinko (left) with the reconnaissance platoon of the regiment control of the regiment Pavlukhin. Two military personnel with awards
Doubles portrait. Reconnaissance scouts of the 140th Infantry Division. I.N. Tupikov, officer (left) and V.D. Fisatidi, intelligence commander, captain
Mounted reconnaissance of the 78th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 25th Guards Rifle Division
Czechoslovak volunteers as gunners at the firing position
Reconnaissance scouts of the 3rd battery of the 1st division of the 666th artillery regiment. The first one sitting on the right is Vasily Semenovich Grishchenko
Breaking the siege
Shoulder-strap portrait of a Hero of the Soviet Union Gnidash Kuzma Savelyevich, head of a group of reconnaissance scouts of the 1st Belorussian Front
Sergeant Boyarinov V.E. during his studies at Sea Pilots School No. 3
No longer besieged!
Reconnaissance scouts of the 196th separate intelligence service, Valentin Zlobin (left) and Valentin Leshchinsky
Championship of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet. The Lenin Stadium. Anna Zaitseva (Dudnik) leads in the run at No. 12
Reconnaissance scouts of the Kotovsky detachment before landing behind enemy lines. From left to right: L. Zotov, D. Lupyshev, M. Pavmyak, N.I. Voichenko, sitting: P. Starovoitov, V. Baburina, S. Gulenkova, I. Tyukanko, V. Volkov
Pilots participating in the liberation of Sevastopol near the aircraft of the 7th shock aviation regiment
Officers of the Primorsky Army. From left to right are Krasnov, gunner Botshtein, lieutenant-colonel of the artillery service F.A. Samsonov
Soviet pilots are preparing for missions at the airport in Yevpatoriya
A brave scout of the order, guard sergeant Zubov in an ambush. On his account there are 25 captured prisoners for interrogation
Fireworks to celebrate the end of the siege
Gunners of the 50th Guards Artillery Regiment of the 24th Guards Infantry Division of the 2nd Guards Army of the Southern Front after the battles for the liberation of Sevastopol. From left to right are Foreman V.P. Krestov, Foreman V.I. Sedakov, Senior Lieutenant I.I. Martynov (sitting)
Polish Army units parading
In liberated Sevastopol
Liberation of Kerch
A Polish Army motorized infantry unit parading. Poland
The line of defense near Leningrad. Abandoned German equipment on the highway near Ligov
In the sky over the Crimea
Over Mount Sapun
Germans near Leningrad
A combat crew of ZiS-3 (M1942) 76mm anti-tank gun at the Polish Army parade. Lublin
Sevastopol in ruins
In liberated Kherson. The destroyed Kherson cannery named after Josef Stalin
A 120-mm mortar unit of the Polish Army moving past the podium at a military parade. Lublin (Poland)
The brigade of Soviet patriots under the command of A. Belonosova, a resident, repairs the roof in Novgorod
Armia Ludowa fighters and Red Army officers at the Lublin railway station
Polish Army units parading. Lublin (Poland)
Polish Army units parading. Lublin (Poland)
Главнокомандующий Войском Польским генерал М. Жимерский
Komsomol youth of Moskovsky District
Sapper P. Belokon in one of the battles, 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD).
Sapper Private P.S. Shakhov with a mine detector on the battlefield, February 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD).
Sappers Sergeant V. Bulanov and Corporal A. Shishlov making a pass in defense wiring, September 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD)
Red Army guards L. Durnov and P. Korolkov, 1944. State Archive (RGAKFD)
The calculation of the anti-aircraft machine gun of Sergeant N. Tolsipenkov's anti-aircraft detachment fires on an enemy aircraft
Partisans
The brigade of Alexandra Cherkasova, a true patriot, clearing the debris from a destroyed building
Destroyed St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
Preparing for the transfer of Novgorod’s bronze monuments to Germany
A group of soldiers goes along Moskovskaya street in Novgorod
Residents read newspapers in liberated Novgorod
A square of liberated Novgorod
A square of liberated Novgorod
Novgorod’s residents rebuild the city
First plane funded by F. Golovaty
Sappers excavate the Festive bell of St. Sophia
Sappers excavate the Festive bell of St. Sophia
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Overhead photo of Novgorod liberated from the German aggressor
Курмашев Гайнан Нурмухамматович
Группа людей в зимней военной форме на льду Ладожского озера около пробоины от снаряда
Капитан Зубченко А.И. (2-й слева). 1943–1945 гг.
Партийный актив 6 Краснознамённой стрелковой дивизии 4 армии. Румыния, октябрь 1944 г.
Офицеры 111 отдельного сапёрного батальона 6 Краснознамённой стрелковой дивизии 4 армии.1944–1945 гг.
Партизанки отряда имени М.Н.Чернака бригады имени И.В.Сталина Брестского соединения. Белоруссия, 1944 г.
Военврач Маслов Б.А. с женой и дочерью. Польша, 20.09.1944 г.
Брестская крепость в день освобождения. 28 июля 1944 г.
Боец 1-го советского партизанского полка Нуриджанян С.Б. Южная Франция, 1944 г.
Бойцы 1-го советского партизанского полка. Франция, 1944 г.
Эвакуация повреждённого самолёта
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Переправа советских войск у Батины, Батинская битва 1944
Неизвестные офицеры РККА в Югославии
Observatory in the village of Simeiz, blown up by the Germans. Simeiz, 1944
General view of the railway terminal in Sevastopol. 1944

View of the Marine Terminal destroyed by the Germans and embankment of Evpatoria. Crimea, 1944

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