Here is a cool set of images in order you could see how Russian cities have changed for seventy years. On the image above is the picture you find familiar Its a square at the railway station in Stalingrad following the nazi assault from the air, 1942.
Today it looks like this.
Bryansk. The city on the day of liberation from the nazi invaders. 1943.
Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad), Soviet bombers over the city, 1945. Cathedral church.
Sevastopol. The view of the House of Fleet and the Historic Museum destroyed by the German army. 1944.
Sevastopol. The building of the institute of physical medicine named after I.M. Sechenov destroyed by German troops, 1944.
Sevastopol. Graphskaya pier on Nakhimov square.
Sevastopol. The Military History Museum destroyed by German troops, 1944.
Leningrad region, destroyed Big Peterhof Palace, 1944.
Moscow. Tanks and marines are heading to the front near the Gardern Ring Road, 1941.
Moscow. An air defence battery at the Theater of Soviet Army, 1941.
Russian Academic Theater of the Russian army.
Leningrad. Restored tanks are heading to the front. 1941.
Saint Petersburg. Narva Triumphal Arch.
Leningrad. Air barrage balloons on St. Isaac’s Square during the days of the siege.
St Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Sevastopol. Final minutes of the battle on Primorsky boulevard on the day of its liberation, 1944.
The monument to sunken ships on the same boulevard.
Stalingrad. View of the city from the air, 1943.
The same place in Volgograd (former Stalingrad).
Voronezh. The view of the destroyed city photographed in 1944.
The railway station.
Bryansk on the day of liberation from the nazi invaders. 1943.
A view of the city today.
Tula. Soldiers with antitank guns in 1941.
View of Central square.
Rostov-on-Don. The battle near the station. 1943.
The city station.
Petrozavodsk. Citizens coming back to liberated city. 1944.
The “Severnaya” hotel.