We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads like a novel--which may be why it has been the subject of so many novels--and these colorized photos bring that history into the modern age.

If you like these photos, be sure to also check out Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky's Russian color channel photography for another old-school way to turn the past into color. But first, don't forget to vote on your favourite photo below!

More info: flickr (h/t: designyoutrust)

#1 Family Nicholas Ii Of Russia, 1914

Family Nicholas Ii Of Russia, 1914

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Ronja Rövardotter 2 years ago

Russian czar's family. Very sad story. They were all brutally murdered in their basement shortly after the revolution in 1917.

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#2 Grand Duchess Maria Of Russia, 1906

Grand Duchess Maria Of Russia, 1906

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Cathy O'Keeffe 2 years ago

Beautiful child, so brutally murdered.

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#3 Russian Sniper Roza Shanina

Russian Sniper Roza Shanina

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Richard Petch 2 years ago

A very brave and beautiful young lady.

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#4 Lyudmila Pavlichenko. Soviet Sniper During World War II. Credited With 309 Kills, She Is Regarded As The Most Successful Female Sniper In History, 1940

Lyudmila Pavlichenko. Soviet Sniper During World War II. Credited With 309 Kills, She Is Regarded As The Most Successful Female Sniper In History, 1940

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Vu Nguyen 2 years ago

Real deal

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#5 Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet Vs Coupe, 1965

Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet Vs Coupe, 1965

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Norbert Stockmaier 2 years ago

They See Me Rollin' ..... They Hatin ;)

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#6 The First Passengers Of The Moscow Metro, 1935

The First Passengers Of The Moscow Metro, 1935

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ya2nm 2 years ago

nice smiles :D

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#7 Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917

Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917

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agneta 2 years ago

Beautiful girls!

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#8 The Four Romanov Daughters With Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra, 1913

The Four Romanov Daughters With Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra, 1913

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Miikka Ukkonen 2 years ago

Is it just me, but the second girl from the left looks like Sid from Ice Age :D

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#9 Worker And Supervisor, Car Factory, Moscow, 1954

Worker And Supervisor, Car Factory, Moscow, 1954

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Karyne Serret 2 years ago

Those arms tho...

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#10 Russian Family, Ekaterinburg Region, Siberia In The Late 19th Century

Russian Family, Ekaterinburg Region, Siberia In The Late 19th Century

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Alina Purcell 2 years ago

Looks like they were trying for a daughter... Reminds me of my grandparents' pictures

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