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Unique Soviet black and white photos in color

TASS decided to conduct an experiment and see how its historical black and white photos could look in color

Colorizing old photos has always been a long process. But recently, the Internet received a tool for coloring black and white photos, Algorithmia Colorize Photos software which was developed by the specialists of the University of California, Berkeley. TASS decided to conduct an experiment using this instrument and and see how its historical black and white photos could look in color.

Great Patriotic War, 1942 © Fotokhronika TASS/Max Alpert

Muscovites listening to radio announcing the attack of Nazi Germany on Soviet Union, 1941 © Yevgeny Khaldei/Fotokhronika TASS 

Soviet victory banner over Berlin, 1945 © Yevgeny Khaldei/Fotokhronika TASS

Members of the British delegation at the 6th World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow, 1957 © Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Mastyukov, Alexander Konkov

May Day demonstration in Moscow, 1932 © TASS

Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida and Yuri Gagarin, 1961 © Fotokhronika TASS/Leonid Velikzhanin and Valentin Mastyukov

Clown Oleg Popov, 1968 © Fotokhronika TASS/Vyacheslav Un Da-sin

Nikita Khrushchev at his dacha In Zavidovo, 1963 © Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Sobolev