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YEVGENY KHALDEI (1917-1997) Victory Flag over Reichstag, 1945
Inscription in Russian, signed by E. Khaldei (on the reverse) Gelatin silver print Mid-20th century print 29 x 23 cm Provenance: photographer’s personal archive The photo is an icon, became a symbol of victory in World War II, was on the cover of «Ogonyok» magazine, was included in all anthologies. Yevgeny Khaldei (1917- 1997) was a Soviet Red Army naval officer and photographer. He is best known for his World War II photograph of a Soviet soldier Raising a flag over the Reichstag, in Berlin, capital of the vanquished Nazi Germany.