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In Color: Russia's Great Patriotic War

More than 20 million Soviet citizens died in World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. In the days preceding May 9, or Victory Day, Russians take time to remember the many men and women who sacrificed their lives. Russian digital artist Olga Shirnina is one of those bringing the era to life with these colorized photographs.