Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalia
(Born Strel'nia, 1899; died Moscow, 1961)
Leonid Solomonovich Pervomaiskii
(Born Konstantinograd, 1908; died Kiev, 1973)
Untitled, TASS No. 0685, 1943
2285 x 835 mm
… There’ll be a son, there’ll be a mother,
And there’ll be people on the earth.
-- Taras Shevchenko
My sweet Ukraine,
A land plundered by the enemy!
Welcome your son and liberator,
Welcome the return of happiness!
In your unbounded expanses,
In your spring valleys
It’s still dirty, the enemy still circles,
Burning ruins still smolder.
But the dawn has already begun,
The smoke of the fires is scattered.
And Taras’s fiery word
Soars over your steppe.
Now it is joy from a liberated hut
That flies on victorious wings,
Now it’s a son embracing his mother
As free people on a free earth!
Ne boltai! Collection, Obj: 205786