Le drapeau de la victoire

Year: 1945
Photograph by: Yevgeny Khaldei

Year: 1945
Photograph by: Yevgeny Khaldei

Year: 1945
Photograph by: Yevgeny Khaldei

Two Russian soldiers raise their flag over the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany. The Nazis have just been defeated and Germany has officially surrendered. The world is in ruins, but at least, now it can rebuild.
But then History often differs from the route it is expected to take.