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Posts tagged history.


West Berliners looking over a portion of the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. East German soldiers looking back, West Berlin, Germany, August 1961.

Don McCullin—Contact Press Images

(via collectivehistory-deactivated20)

#history  #berlin  #1961  #wall  #germany  #ddr  

Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944) was a Russian photographer and chemist. He was a pioneer in colour photography, and in 1909-1915 he travelled around The Russian Empire to document the history, culture and peoples of this vast czardom. 

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Or just google it. 

На берегу пустинных волн

Стоял Он, дум великих полн

Alexandre Benois (Russian: Александр Николаевич Бенуа) (1870-1960): Peter the Great Meditating the Idea of Building St Petersburg at the Shore of the Baltic Sea. 1916