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Soviet WWII Veterans - 17 Apr 2015
Ceplis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from March 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Latvia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war.
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World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for...
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World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in front of the Maiden Tower in Baku (Top R) and at home in Azerbaijan April 14, 2015. Aliyev served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from November 1941 until 1944. Originally from Azerbaijan, the end of World War Two found him at the hospital in Warsaw, Poland. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Elmar Mustafazadeh

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for...
Tbilisi, Georgia
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World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for picture in the historic part of Tbilisi (Top R) and at home in Georgia April 10, 2015. Gozalishvili served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from April 1944 until April 1946. Originally from Georgia, the end of World War Two found him in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/David Mdzinarishvili

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), poses for a picture...
ARASHAN, Kyrgyzstan
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World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), poses for a picture in Arashan (Top R) and at home in Kyrgyzstan April 14, 2015. Begaliyev served in the border guard cavalry from February 1942 until April 1947. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, he fought on the Ukrainian front and relocated to the border with Afghanistan at the end of World War Two. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Vladimir Pirogov

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Riga, Latvia
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World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in Riga (Top R) and at home in Latvia April 1, 2015. Ceplis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from March 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Latvia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Ints Kalnins

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Minsk, Belarus
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World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in Victory square in Minsk (Top R) and at home in Belarus April 10, 2015. Mazanik started the war as a commander of a rifle platoon in an infantry company of the Soviet Union army from June 1941 until May 1945. Originally from Belarus, the end of World War Two found him in the city of Koenigsberg, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Vasily Fedosenko

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, is seen in an undated handout photo (L), posing for a picture...
Tallinn, Estonia
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World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, is seen in an undated handout photo (L), posing for a picture in Tallinn (Top R) and at home in Estonia in 2015. Rammus served in an infantry reconnaissance company of the Soviet Union army from August 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Estonia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Ints Kalnins

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Echmiadzin, Armenia
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World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in front of a cathedral in Echmiadzin (Top R) and at home, in Armenia April 2015. Abgaryan served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from October 1941 until December 1945. Originally from Armenia, the end of World War Two found her in Prague. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/David Mdzinarishvili

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing against...
Talgar, Kazakhstan
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World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing against the backdrop of mountains on the outskirt of the town of Talgar (Top R) and at home, in Kazakhstan April 11, 2015. Tasybayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from November 1943 until October 1950. Originally from Kazakhstan, the end of World War Two found him in the far eastern town of Port Arthur. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Shamil Zhumatov

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing in front...
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing in front of the Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque in Ashgabat (Top R) and at home in Turkmenistan April 2015. Myratlyev served as a sailor in the Baltic fleet of the Soviet Union forces from February 1944 until 1950. Originally from Turkmenistan, the end of World War Two found him in the German town of Koenigsberg. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Aman Mehinli

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Vilnius, Lithuania
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World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in central Vilnius (Top R) and at home in Lithuania March 27, 2015. Deksnis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from August 1944 until May 1945. Originally from Lithuania the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Ints Kalnins

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a...
Kiev, Ukraine
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World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in Independence Square in central Kiev (Top R) and at home in Ukraine April 2015. Kucinich served as a nurse in a tank regiment from December 1941 until April 1946. Originally from Ukraine, the end of World War Two found her in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Gleb Garanich

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in Khast Imam square in Tashkent (Top R) and at home in Uzbekistan April 11, 2015. Akhrayev served in the artillery of the Soviet Union army from January 1943 until May 1950. Originally from Uzbekistan, the end of World War Two found him in Berlin, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Valery Kharitonov

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture...
Gissarskaya fortress, Tajikistan
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World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), posing for a picture in front of the Gissarskaya fortress outside Dushanbe (Top R) and at home in Tajikistan April 2015. Khojayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from October 1942 until January 1946. Originally from Tajikistan, the end of World War Two found him in Hungary. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Nozim Kalandarov

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Boris Runov, 89, is seen in an undated handout picture (L) and posing for a picture...
Moscow, Russia
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World War Two veteran Boris Runov, 89, is seen in an undated handout picture (L) and posing for a picture in Red Square (Top R), and at home in Moscow, April 14, 2015. Runov served in the sapper company of the Soviet Union army from 1943 until 1945. Originally from Russia, the end of World War Two found him in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Family handout (L)/Sergei Karpukhin

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Boris Runov, 89, sits in his apartment in Moscow, April 14, 2015. Runov served...
Moscow, Russia
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World War Two veteran Boris Runov, 89, sits in his apartment in Moscow, April 14, 2015. Runov served in the sapper company of the Soviet Union army from 1943 until 1945. Originally from Russia, the end of World War Two found him in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, poses for a picture in Riga, Latvia April 1, 2015. Ceplis served...
Riga, Latvia
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World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, poses for a picture in Riga, Latvia April 1, 2015. Ceplis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from March 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Latvia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, poses for a picture in front of the Maiden Tower in Baku,...
Baku, Azerbaijan
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World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, poses for a picture in front of the Maiden Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan April 14, 2015. Aliyev served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from November 1941 until 1944. Originally from Azerbaijan, the end of World War Two found him at the hospital in Warsaw, Poland. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Elmar Mustafazadeh
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, poses for a picture at his apartment in Baku, Azerbaijan...
Baku, Azerbaijan
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World War Two veteran Allakhverdi Aliyev, 102, poses for a picture at his apartment in Baku, Azerbaijan April 14, 2015. Aliyev served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from November 1941 until 1944. Originally from Azerbaijan, the end of World War Two found him in a hospital in Warsaw, Poland. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Elmar Mustafazadeh
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, is pictured in 1944. Mazanik started the war as a commander...
Minsk, Belarus
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World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, is pictured in 1944. Mazanik started the war as a commander of a rifle platoon from an infantry company of the Soviet Union army from June 1941 until May 1945. Originally from Belarus, the end of World War Two found him in the city of Koenigsberg, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Mazanik family/Vasily Fedosenko/Handout via Reuters

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, sits in his apartment in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2015. Mazanik...
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World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, sits in his apartment in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2015. Mazanik started the war as a commander of a rifle platoon in an infantry company of the Soviet Union army from June 1941 until May 1945. Originally from Belarus, the end of World War Two found him in the city of Koenigsberg, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, poses for a picture in Victory square in Minsk, Belarus April...
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World War Two veteran Nikolay Mazanik, 92, poses for a picture in Victory square in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2015. Mazanik started the war as a commander of a rifle platoon in an infantry company of the Soviet Union army from June 1941 until May 1945. Originally from Belarus, the end of World War Two found him in the city of Koenigsberg, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, poses for a picture in front of a cathedral in Echmiadzin,...
Echmiadzin, Armenia
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World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, poses for a picture in front of a cathedral in Echmiadzin, Armenia April 14, 2015. Abgaryan served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from October 1941 until December 1945. Originally from Armenia, the end of World War Two found her in Prague. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, sits in his apartment in Tallinn, Estonia March 31, 2015. Karl...
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World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, sits in his apartment in Tallinn, Estonia March 31, 2015. Karl Rammus served in an infantry reconnaissance company of the Soviet Union army from August 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Estonia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, sits in his house in the town of Talgar, Kazakhstan April...
Talgar, Kazakhstan
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World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, sits in his house in the town of Talgar, Kazakhstan April 11, 2015. Tasybayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from November 1943 until October 1950. Originally from Kazakhstan, the end of World War Two found him in the far eastern town of Port Arthur. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, sits in his house in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan April 8, 2015....
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, sits in his house in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan April 8, 2015. Myratlyev served as a sailor in Baltic fleet of the Soviet Union forces from February 1944 until 1950. Originally from Turkmenistan, the end of World War Two found him in the German town of Koenigsberg. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Aman Mehinli
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, poses against the backdrop of mountains on the outskirts...
Talgar, Kazakhstan
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World War Two veteran Kustavlet Tasybayev, 90, poses against the backdrop of mountains on the outskirts of the town of Talgar, Kazakhstan April 11, 2015. Tasybayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from November 1943 until October 1950. Originally from Kazakhstan, the end of World War Two found him in the far eastern town of Port Arthur. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, sits at home in Tbilisi, Georgia April 10, 2015. Gozalishvili...
Tbilisi, Georgia
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World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, sits at home in Tbilisi, Georgia April 10, 2015. Gozalishvili served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from April 1944 until April 1946. Originally from Georgia, the end of World War Two found him in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, poses for a picture in Tallinn, Estonia April 8, 2015. Karl Rammus...
Tallinn, Estonia
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World War Two veteran Karl Rammus, 92, poses for a picture in Tallinn, Estonia April 8, 2015. Karl Rammus served in an infantry reconnaissance company of the Soviet Union army from August 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Estonia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, poses in front of the Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque in Ashgabat,...
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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World War Two veteran Guwanch Myratlyev, 89, poses in front of the Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan April 7, 2015. Myratlyev served as a sailor in the Baltic fleet of the Soviet Union forces from February 1944 until 1950. Originally from Turkmenistan, the end of World War Two found him in the German town of Koenigsberg. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Aman Mehinli

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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, poses for a picture in the historic part of Tbilisi, Georgia...
Tbilisi, Georgia
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Giorgi Gozalishvili, 88, poses for a picture in the historic part of Tbilisi, Georgia April 10, 2015. Gozalishvili served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from April 1944 until April 1946. Originally from Georgia, the end of World War Two found him in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, poses for a picture at her apartment in Yerevan, Armenia...
Yerevan, Armenia
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Rozalia Abgaryan, 91, poses for a picture at her apartment in Yerevan, Armenia April 13, 2015. Abgaryan served in an infantry unit of the Soviet Union army from October 1941 until December 1945. Originally from Armenia, the end of World War Two found her in Prague. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, sits in his house in Arashan, Kyrgyzstan April 14, 2015. Begaliyev...
ARASHAN, Kyrgyzstan
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, sits in his house in Arashan, Kyrgyzstan April 14, 2015. Begaliyev served in the border guard cavalry from February 1942 until April 1947. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, he fought on the Ukrainian front and relocated to the border with Afghanistan at the end of World War Two. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, sits in his house in Vilnius, Lithuania March 27, 2015. Deksnis...
Vilnius, Lithuania
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, sits in his house in Vilnius, Lithuania March 27, 2015. Deksnis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from August 1944 until May 1945. Originally from Lithuania, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, sits at his apartment in Riga, Latvia April 1, 2015. Ceplis...
Riga, Latvia
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Fricis Ceplis, 98, sits at his apartment in Riga, Latvia April 1, 2015. Ceplis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from March 1942 until May 1945. Originally from Latvia, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, poses for a picture in central Vilnius, Lithuania March 27,...
Vilnius, Lithuania
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Julius Deksnis, 88, poses for a picture in central Vilnius, Lithuania March 27, 2015. Deksnis served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from August 1944 until May 1945. Originally from Lithuania, the end of World War Two found him in Latvia. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, sits in his house in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 7, 2015....
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, sits in his house in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 7, 2015. Khojayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from October 1942 until January 1946. Originally from Tajikistan, the end of World War Two found him in Hungary. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, poses for a picture in front of the Gissarskaya fortress outside...
Gissarskaya fortress, Tajikistan
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Kholik Khojayev, 91, poses for a picture in front of the Gissarskaya fortress outside Dushanbe, Tajikistan April 11, 2015. Khojayev served in the infantry of the Soviet Union army from October 1942 until January 1946. Originally from Tajikistan, the end of World War Two found him in Hungary. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, poses for a picture in Independence Square in central Kiev,...
Kiev, Ukraine
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, poses for a picture in Independence Square in central Kiev, Ukraine April 14, 2015. Kucinich served as a nurse in a tank regiment from December 1941 until April 1946. Originally from Ukraine, the end of World War Two found her in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, poses for a picture at her apartment in Kiev, Ukraine April...
Kiev, Ukraine
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Valentyna Kucinich, 94, poses for a picture at her apartment in Kiev, Ukraine April 05, 2015. Kucinich served as a nurse in a tank regiment from December 1941 until April 1946. Originally from Ukraine, the end of World War Two found her in Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, sits in his house in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 11, 2015....
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, sits in his house in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 11, 2015. Akhrayev served in the artillery of the Soviet Union army from January 1943 until May 1950. Originally from Uzbekistan, the end of World War Two found him in Berlin, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Valery Kharitonov
WW2-ANNIVERSARY/WIDERIMAGE
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April 17, 2015
World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, poses for a picture at Khast Imam square in Tashkent, Uzbekistan...
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Wider Image: Soviet WWII Veterans
World War Two veteran Uzokboy Akhrayev, 90, poses for a picture at Khast Imam square in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 11, 2015. Akhrayev served in the artillery of the Soviet Union army from January 1943 until May 1950. Originally from Uzbekistan, the end of World War Two found him in Berlin, Germany. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. REUTERS/Valery Kharitonov
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