Fedor Vasil'evich Antonov
(Born Tambov, 1904; died Moscow, 1994)
Iosif Pavlovich Utkin
(Born Khingan, 1903; died Moscow, 1944)
Nurse, TASS No. 0934, March 21, 1944
1819 x 830 mm
No! People will not forget the fighting,
When falling beneath the whistling lead
You saw above you
The beloved oval of her face.
As the lips will not forget the moisture,
When having collected his last reserves of strength
The soldier raised himself up and avidly drank
His salvation from this life-saving flask.
They will not forget the oversized
Grey service coat, or her blue eyes.
No, no! Nurses, sisters of soldiers’ glory,
Russia will not forget you!
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 2010.65