25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

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We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you’ll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia’s history reads likes a novel–which may be why it has been the subject of so many novels–and these colorized photos bring that history into the modern age.
If you like these photos, be sure to also check out Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky’s Russian color channel photography for another old-school way to turn the past into color. But first, don’t forget to vote on your favourite photo below!
More info: flickr (h/t: designyoutrust)

Lydia Litvyak During The World War II, 1941 And Pilgrim, 1858-1948

Grigori Rasputin, 1904

Air Squadron Commander Of The 124th Fighter Regiment Alexander Pronin, 1942

Captain Ivan Musienko During The World War I

Tank Driver Mikhail Smirnov, 1944

Russian Soldiers Pose Before The Attack, 1916

Soviet Soldiers Are Monitoring The Movement Of German Troops Near Sevastopol, Crimea, 1941

Mikhail Bulgakov, 1928

Lenin, 1900

Grand Duchess Maria Of Russia, 1906

German Embassy In St. Petersburg, 1913

Combat Medic Valentina Sokolova, 1943

Russian Pilot During The World War I, 1918

The Last Projectile, 1914

Saint John Of Kronstadt

Anti Tank Artillery Soldiers, 1943

Natalia Meklin (Kravtsova), Sofia Burzaeva, Polina Gelman, 1943

La Comtesse Elisabeth Moussine-Pouchkine, 1903

Lyudmila Pavlichenko. Soviet Sniper During World War II. Credited With 309 Kills, She Is Regarded As The Most Successful Female Sniper In History, 1940

Arseny Tarkovsky, 1907

Berlin, 1945

Nikolay Felixovich Yusupov, Prince Nicholas, Eldest Son Of Princess Zenaida And Prince Felix Youssoupoff. Killed In A Duel In 1908

Berlin, 1945

Russian Actor Nikolai Rybnikov In “Spring On Zarechnaya Street”, 1956

Ekaterina Maksimova, Soviet And Russian Ballet Dancer, 1973

Family Nicholas II Of Russia, 1914

Soviet Sailors Raise The USSR’s Naval Ensign Over Port-Artur In 1945

Combat Medic, Marine Infantry, 1943

Nicholas II Of Russia In The Uniform Of The Life-Guards 4th The Imperial Family’s Rifle Regiment, 1912

Tashkent, 1930

Pilots And Air-Gunners Of The 566th Assault Aviation Regiment, 1944

Olga And Tatiana Romanov, 1900s

Alexander Kerensky, 1917

Russian Soldiers In Berlin 1945

Russian Sniper Roza Shanina

Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet VS Coupe, 1965

Worker And Supervisor, Car Factory, Moscow, 1954

The First Passengers Of The Moscow Metro, 1935

Soviet Athletes In Moscow, 1937

Russian Wrestler Karl Pospischil, 1912

Russian Family, Ekaterinburg Region, Siberia In The Late 19th Century

Russian Ballet Dancer Galina Ulanova In Swan Lake, Ca, 1930

‘Red Corner’ At A Recruiting Station, Galich, Kostroma Region, 1931

Reaper, 1914

Jose Raul Capablanca Vs Alexander Alekhine, 1913

Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917

Group Of The Sisters Of Charity In The Dining Room During Lunch, Rhe Herbovets Community, 1900s

A Young Russian Bride, 1903

A Russian Man Stand By A Ford-A Made In The USSR, 1930

A Man With A Group Of Russian Children, 1940

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25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

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