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!
#3 Russian Sniper Roza Shanina
#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
#5 Yuri Gagarin With His Matra Bonnet Djet Vs Coupe, 1965
#7 Gymnasium Girls, Imperial Russia, 1900-1917
#8 The Four Romanov Daughters With Their Mother Tsarina Alexandra, 1913