For Russians, an Old Victory Lives On – Lens

For Russians, an Old Victory Lives On

At first, some of the Russian veterans of World War II portrayed by James Hill look too small and frail to bear the weight of all those medals arrayed over their breasts.

via Lens Blog:

On Victory Day, celebrated May 9 each year, many veterans gather at Gorky Park in Moscow. James Hill, a contract photographer for The New York Times in Russia, attended the gathering in 2006, set up a canvas background and took portraits in this impromptu studio of field nurses, snipers, anti-aircraft gunners, wireless operators and partisans.