Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Initially these photographs were black-and-white, but the colorist Olga Shirnina restored the correct colors invisible to the cameras of the early and mid twentieth century.

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Nicholas II and his family, 1914

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Grand Duchess Maria, 1906

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Sniper Roza Shanina, 1944

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Lyudmila Pavlichenko. The most successful female sniper in history, 1941

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Yuri Gagarin, Moscow, 1965

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

The first passengers of the Moscow metro, 1935

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Worker and foreman, 1954

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Peasant family, Perm district, 1900

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

The parade of athletes, 1937

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Mikhail Bulgakov, 1928

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1926

Keywords: Colorization | Russian Empire | USSR | Color photos

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