Nikolai Fedorovich Denisovskii
(Born Moscow, 1901; died Moscow, 1981)
Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalia
(Born Strel'nia, 1899; died Moscow, 1961)
Vasilii Ivanovich Lebedev-Kumach
(Born Moscow, 1898; died Moscow, 1949)
Our One-Thousandth Blow, TASS No. 1000, June 5, 1944
1601 x 1231 mm
I want the pen to be on par with the bayonet… (V. Maiakovskii)
I’m proud that the pen has been equated to the bayonet,
And among other weaponry in the battle
The Bolshevik’s burning word
Helps to inflict a blow against the enemy.
Maiakovskii! Realizing your dream,
Both poet and artist are at their post.
Verse and prose, drawings and vibrant posters
Tirelessly and menacingly massacre the enemy!
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 2010.82