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

February 18, 2017 | By  

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 like 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!

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#1 Family Nicholas Ii Of Russia, 1914

Family Nicholas Ii Of Russia, 1914

#2 Grand Duchess Maria Of Russia, 1906

Grand Duchess Maria Of Russia, 1906

#3 Russian Sniper Roza Shanina

Russian Sniper Roza Shanina

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

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

#5 Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet Vs Coupe, 1965

Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet Vs Coupe, 1965

#6 The First Passengers Of The Moscow Metro, 1935

The First Passengers Of The Moscow Metro, 1935

#7 Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917

Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917

#8 The Four Romanov Daughters With Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra, 1913

The Four Romanov Daughters With Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra, 1913

#9 Worker And Supervisor, Car Factory, Moscow, 1954

Worker And Supervisor, Car Factory, Moscow, 1954

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

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

#11 Yekaterina Ryabova, Russian Military Pilot, Heroine Of The Soviet Army, 1945

Yekaterina Ryabova, Russian Military Pilot, Heroine Of The Soviet Army, 1945

#12 Jose Raul Capablanca Vs Alexander Alekhine, 1913

Jose Raul Capablanca Vs Alexander Alekhine, 1913

#13 Soldier Waves A Soviet Flag, Berlin, 1945

Soldier Waves A Soviet Flag, Berlin, 1945

#14 Lydia Litvyak During The World War I, 1941

Lydia Litvyak During The World War I, 1941

#15 102nd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, 1943

102nd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, 1943

#16 Soviet Athletes In Moscow, 1937

Soviet Athletes In Moscow, 1937

#17 A Man With A Group Of Russian Children, 1940

A Man With A Group Of Russian Children, 1940

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

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

#19 Russian Wrestler Karl Pospischil, 1912

Russian Wrestler Karl Pospischil, 1912

#20 Mikhail Bulgakov, 1928

Mikhail Bulgakov, 1928

#21 Russian Soldiers In Berlin 1945

Russian Soldiers In Berlin 1945

#22 Anti Tank Artilery, 1940s

Anti Tank Artilery, 1940s

#23 Romanov Sisters And Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra Working In A Military Hospital During Worl War I

Romanov Sisters And Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra Working In A Military Hospital During Worl War I

#24 Soviet Sniper Semyon Nomokonov With His Famous Smoking Pipe, 1942

Soviet Sniper Semyon Nomokonov With His Famous Smoking Pipe, 1942

#25 Saint John Of Kronstadt

Saint John Of Kronstadt

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