Sergei Nikolaevich Kostin
(Born Moscow, 1896; died Moscow, 1968)
(Birth and death dates unknown)
The Flight of General Manstein, TASS No. 0951, April 17, 1944
1870 x 861 mm
The commander of the southern group of German forces on the eastern front, General
Manstein, has fled with his staff to Romania.
Inscribed on the sign:
To Romania; To the USSR
Manstein heads west,
Manstein doesn’t want to rest.
He rushes directly to Jassy,
But he can’t sit still in Jassy.
The transit passenger moans:
“Where shall I run? What a small world!”
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 2010.85