Sergei Nikolaevich Kostin
(Born Moscow, 1896; died Moscow, 1968)
(Born Gubovka, 1883; died Moscow, 1945)
An Inescapable Date, TASS No. 1198, March 31, 1945
1805 x 925 mm
The fulfillment of the unshakeable decisions
Of the Allied conference in the Crimea:
In Germany the rumble of fighting is all the louder!
The organizers of the Fascist crimes
Are nearing their end.
The day is near when we will note
On a new page of our calendars:
“Today we drove into a cage
The rabid Fascist beasts!”
The Fascists in a sudden panic
Still try to threaten us somehow,
Howling and screaming plaintively.
But from this terrible calendar date,
So nightmarish for them, those murderers,
There will be no escape!
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 2010.91