Vladimir Vasil'evich Lebedev
(Born St. Petersburg, 1891; died Leningrad, 1967)
Samuil Iakovlevich Marshak
(Born Voronezh, 1887; died Moscow, 1964)
Don't Retreat, Soviet Soldier!, TASS No. 0549, September 19, 1942
1948 x 805 mm
You retreated before the enemy.
You abandoned villages and towns.
And that very night the Fascists
Entered every house like wolves.
The family of a Red Army soldier –
His old father and grey mother —
Just like your own,
Awaited their death.
A child cried out in a hut
And was silenced by a rifle butt…
Fighting the child-killers,
Don’t retreat, Soviet soldier!
Ne boltai! Collection, Obj: 205700