Best of Russia 2015: War and peace inside us all

The "Best of Russia" photo project, unprecedented in scale and covering all regions of the country, takes place annually. RBTH presents photos from "War and peace inside us" series. / The world is tired of war.

The "Best of Russia" photo project, unprecedented in scale and covering all regions of the country, takes place annually. RBTH presents photos from "War and peace inside us" series. / The world is tired of war.

Natalya Scripka
The selected best photographs of Russia.
A member of a special-forces unit after completing the final test in order to receive a maroon beret (an international symbol of elite airborne forces).
More than 1,000 soldiers that died during the Battle of Stalingrad were reburied on June 22, 2015.
A place in a museum. A museum in a patriotic club.
Yevgenia, an Old Believer and the daughter of a priest, prays while holding onto a prayer rope.
A woman praying in front of a local church during a cold evening.
Meeting after many years apart. Sredny Peninsula, the Murmansk Region. A common grave for marines. A woman from Moscow at the place where her husband died.
Military unit in Moscow.
“It’s also our pain.” A fragment from the Katyn memorial near Smolensk. The mass murder of Polish citizens was carried out here in the spring of 1940 by the NKVD secret police of the USSR.
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