Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Final Post

Fittingly, this blog closes its doors with a pair of paintings depicting the Soviet Union's two most prominent leaders: Lenin and Stalin.  Da svidanya, everyone!

Nikolai Ivanovich Andronov: V.I. Lenin on Park Bench (1962)

Victor Oreshnikov: Portrait of Joseph Stalin (1948)

Monday, March 25, 2013


Unknown Artist: Landscape (1952)
[maybe someone could decipher the indistinct signature at bottom right?]

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Construction of the Council

Vladimir Aleksandrov Serov: Moscow; Construction of the Council of Economic Mutual Aid (SEV) (1950)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Boris Perobrazhensky: Portrait of Meshcheryakov, Laureate of Stalin's Prize, 
a Merited Horsebreeder at Budenny Stables (1950)

Monday, March 18, 2013