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A Soviet spy laughs at his executioner in a picture taken in Rukajärvi, in East Karelia, in November 1942. He was shot moments later. These photographs were only released to the public in 2006.

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This photograph, taken in 1941, depicts a German soldier sharing rations with a Russian woman and her child. Poignantly, this photograph was taken during the Nazi’s ‘Hunger Plan’, which starved to death millions of the Soviet population.