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Soviet Flag on Reichstag / Berlin 1945
World War II / End of the War:
Berlin, 30 April 1945, 20: 45 Berlin local time.

Soviet soldiers hoist the Soviet flag on top of the Reichstag building.

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1945 - End of the War
The photograph of Red Army soldiers hosting the Soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin became one of the most important photographic icons of the 20th century. Taken by Yevgeny Khaldei it symbolises the defeat of Nazi Germany and the victory of the Soviet Union like no other image in this time.

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