Liberated Europe Through the Eyes of Soviet Photojournalists

Евгений Халдей/МАММ/МДФ

Front-line photojournalists overcame the whole distance to Berlin together with the Soviet troops and made incredible photographs for the history.

On the image above: Soviet and Yugoslav fighters with national flags.

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A group of Soviet Army infantrymen under the cover of the tank is about to attack on the outskirts of Bucharest.

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Destroyed Bucharest.

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Jubilating people in the streets of Bucharest.

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Soviet figthers with citizens of liberated Sofia.

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Captain Dmitriy Kudashov in Belgrade.

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Battle for Warsaw.

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Fighting in Budapest.

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A liberated family from the Budapest ghetto.

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Sappers at the Chain Bridge of Budapest.

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Soviet tanks in the streets of Vienna.

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In liberated Vienna.

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Fighting for Berlin.

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Berlin in flames.

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Soviet fighters taling to citizens of Berlin.

 

23 thoughts on “Liberated Europe Through the Eyes of Soviet Photojournalists”

  1. “Liberated” aka conquered after Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and starting World War 2 side by side with Germany.

    Epic propaganda.

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    • To “historian” – don’t you think that around 14 million dead Soviet civilians, 9 million Soviet military deaths, countless Soviet cities and villages destroyed, countless Soviets maimed and injured and the eventual Soviet destruction of the Nazi regime (for whom almost 80% of military deaths occurred on the Eastern Front) was enough of a price to pay for whatever pre-war mistakes you believe were made by them? Do you believe it would have been possible for the Soviets to stand up militarily against the Germans in 1939 when the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact was signed? What do you think of all the other countries that made deals with Germany and ended up fighting side by side with them? Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Italy, Finland – these all had a good excuse, right, so we can overlook their actions? And we’d rather not mention the Munich agreement of 1938 between Germany, the UK, France and Italy, shall we? When it comes to “epic propaganda”, I’m much more concerned about the recent re-writing of history in the US and Western Europe than what is depicted in these photographs.

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      • Soviet cyvilians died cuz CCCP started WWII with Germans. And after CCCP changed side and started “liberating” what it first conquered side by side with Germans they forgot to leave the places they “liberated”.

        Be real. There is no diffrence between Nazi Germany and Soviets in world war II. And no lies, propaganda and stuff like that can change the truth. CCCP started WWII, than conquered destroyed countries and occupied them till early 90s turning them to economic and social disasters (It’s only thing russia can do – spread missery).

        It wasn’t liberation, it was occupant change.

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      • You can add to that when the Poles and Nazis sliced up Chechslovakia the Soviets were the only ones that stood up for the country. What of the Polish general Pilsudski? 1921?

        There’s not a lot of innocent parties in that neck of the woods and the distortion of history taking place is going to hurt all of us one day.

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        • Poles and Germans, not nazis or aliens from mars, and in 1920, and not Germans and Poles but Poles alone. And you say about distortion of history… funny. And would like to inform you that part of Czechoslovakia taken in actions you mentioned was conquered by CZ-SL earlier. So, relax and spread propaganda and bullshit somewhere else.

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    • Actually, Soviets did not like to take hungarian occupants as POWs. Its just because most oth the hungarian occupants were bloodthrusty monsters. Comparing them to German nazies, these who survived, agreed, that German were much better, than hungarians.

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    • And how many Russian, Ukrainian and Belarussian women were raped by Hungarian soldiers? Collected and sent into slavery by the Nazis? Forced out of their Izbas into the sub zero night with their children to freeze to death huddled next to a tree? How many Hungarian soldiers took the food of these women who then had to prostitute themselves to survive? How many women and children died of deprivation due to what Hungarian, Romanian and Nazi soldiers did FIRST???

      Millions?

      Please do tell you sack of shit.

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      • “And how many Russian, Ukrainian and Belarussian women were raped by Hungarian soldiers? ”

        If you went to school, you should know that no one. Hungarian forces were regular, and the retreating soviets used the “buried ground” tactics. They left nothing for the attackers. And of course hungarian army was a useless army good for helping the germans on non highlighted battlefileds.

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  2. The picture of the soldier with the dog shows a nice German shepherd before they were show-bred to have a hunched back and deformed hind legs.

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  3. 3 from Bucharest, your hateful masters, 3 negative from Berlin who supported you in all this time and only one each from your slavic brothers? You are really idiots, you know… Who leads Russia now, since they aren’t slavs and whites? May we say gypsies?

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  4. In Leipzig even the then 12 years Hannelore Kohl (née Johanna Renner), later wife to the German chancellor Helmut Hohl had the disputable “honor” to have been multiple times raped and battered and defiled by _several_ fun seeking liberators of the Glorious Soviet Army, by whom she was then just like a sack thrown out of the second floor window, which on top of the obvious psychological impact left her with fractured vertebra and back pain for the rest of her life.

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  5. as a regular visitor and admirer of this site feeling admiration, true respect and sympathy for the russian people and soul I am disappointed for my recent post has beed deleted by the moderators, even though it was just mentioning a pure historic fact about the life and fate of the late wife hannelore of the former german chancellor helmut kohl, which can be also found on wikipedia. such a shame.

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  6. the post I believed to have been outmoderated is on display again.
    cool.
    i withdraw my comment of 12th April 7:59 a.m.
    thank you.

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  7. Russian rapists! Not liberators. Drunk rapists, and killers staring for hours at wall clocks, stealing entire factories from the liberated countries. Stealing more and more years after years, using SOVROMs in Romania, stealing factories in Austria, Romania and Germany, entire factories raised down, equipment loaded into trains and moved into Russia, over night. The celebrated picture of that russian pig soldier in Berlin with two wrist watches on his hand, is the true nature of your nation. Vagabonds in a God forsaken country!

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  8. After German’s 5 years of terror and occupation we experienced almost 50 years of soviet terror, communist ideology and occupation in Poland.
    Thank you for liberation from Germans!

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