"Taking Over The Reichstag 1945" is an iconic photo of Red Army soldiers storming the German Reichstag at the end of the battle for Berlin in 1945. The photo was taken by famous Russian photographer Ivan Shagin. Soviet Photo (May issue, 1941) dedicated a special portfolio featuring Shagins’ best images and praising his original style. During WWII Shagin continued to work on various assignments for Komsomol’skaya Pravda. He photographed almost all major battles, and the historic meeting at Elba and Victory Parade in Moscow. He finished the war in Berlin, received many awards, including the Award of the Second Degree of the Great Patriotic War. One of his most famous war images is “Approaching Reichstag,” from 1945.
Notice typed on the reverse:
Gelatin silver print. Titled in Russian. Artist stamp on verso.
CONDITION: Framed. Excellent.
DIMENSIONS: 17 1/4" H x 21" W.
WEIGHT: about 5 pounds
Important Soviet/Russian WWII Photograph "Taking Over the Reichstag"