Vladimir Ivanovich Ladiagin
Osip Iakovlevich Kolychev
(Born 1904; died 1973)
Happy New Year!, TASS No. 1346, December 13, 1945
1555 x 1190 mm
The beloved son has returned from the campaign,
And on New Year’s night in his parents’ home,
He remembers how he has spent these past four years
In the fire of battle, in gunpowder smoke.
The cozy apartment shines with festivity,
Glasses are raised… The clock strikes twelve…
The marvelous chime of the clock!... It tells the world
That on this earth a New Year is born.
Hello, ’46, year of our new glory,
Welcome in, o year of peaceful labor!
But the past year also is wonderful and grand,
Never shall it be erased from our heart.
The son has returned home… Wine bubbles in the goblet…
The flame of stars besprinkles the frosty fir.
“To our homeland’s happiness, to our own happiness!”
In his family circle, the son raises a toast.
Ne boltai! Collection, Obj: 206115