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Photographer and naval officer
1917 03 23
"All the country's leaders posed for my camera, but the most difficult and awesome job was photographing Stalin." - Yevgeny Khaldei
Yevgeny Ananyevich Khaldei (Russian: Евгений Ананьевич Халдей, Ukrainian: Євген Ананійович Халдей, 23 March [O.S. 10 March] 1917 – 6 October 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, the capital of the vanquished Nazi Germany, at the end of the war.
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