Evgeny Khaldei is one of the most famous Soviet photographers, a reporter of the TASS news in pictures, he represented its editorial staff during the Great Patriotic War. All 1,418 days he and his “Leica” went from Murmansk to Berlin. One of his most popular photos is “The Raising of the victory flag over the Reichstag”. Photos of Evgeny Khaldei were among evidences at the Nuremberg trials, especially those made in Sevastopol. After the war photographer fell out of favour, and despite the fact that after Stalin’s death, he again gained access to the newspaper pages, until 1970 he could not organize his photo exhibition in the Soviet Union because of oppressions of the Soviet leaders. Today, the festival “War and Peace” is held in the Sevastopol museum of Sheremetev, here people can see unique images, printed from negatives of the author. Many of them are exhibited for the first time.

The Subarctic, deer Yasha, 1941.

Marines, the Subarctic, 1941.

Sevastopol, a sailors’ trophy.

Budapest, the February of 1945.

The soldiers’ work. Polar regions, 1941.

The first day of the war. Moscow, June 22, 1941. October 25 Street, 12.00. Citizens listen to V. Molotov about the beginning of the war.

Marines, Sevastopol. May, 1944.

Captured, Sevastopol. May, 1944.

Sevastopol, May, 1944.

Sevastopol, 1941.

Sevastopol, May, 1944.

Evgeny Kholdei in Sevastopol, 1944.

A laundry, Sevastopol, May, 1944.

JAK-3 over the Sapun Mountain in Sevastopol, May, 1944.

The Black Sea. A watchman.

Partisans, 1944.

“Vickers, ” The Northern Fleet, 1943.

The liberation of Kerch, 1943.

The battleship Sevastopol, May, 1944.

Sevastopol. May, 1944.

Sailors of the cruiser “Molotov”, Sevastopol, May, 1944.

“Glory to the liberators of Sevastopol. “Sevastopol after the war.

Morning exercises in a kindergarten. Sevastopol, first years after the war.

Children are playing in ruined Sevastopol, first years after the war.

The Quarantine bay. May, 1944.

Sevastopol, May, 1945.

The Victory Parade in Moscow. Evgeny Khaldei at the shooting, June 24, 1945.

The first Ukrainian front.

Evgeny Dolmatovsky near the Brandenburg Gate. A souvenir of the victory. May 2, 1945.

Novorossiysk, spring, 1943.

A pilot, Sevastopol. May, 1944.

A ship’s boy, Sevastopol, 1944.

Sniper Lisa Mironova, Novorossiysk, 1943.

A pilot-bombardier in the sky over Sevastopol, May, 1944.

Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Safonov, Polar regions.

The victory flag over the Reichstag. May, 1945.

A salute in liberated Sevastopol, May, 1944.

Liberators. Sevastopol, May, 1944.

The Victory Parade in Moscow. Fascist flags near the Mausoleum. June 24, 1945.

Potsdam. The Big Three – Churchill, Truman and Stalin. June, 1945.

The exhibition.

Sevastopol. Evgeny Khaldei. Classical photos.

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