F. S. Shurpin, "The Morning of Our Motherland"

Copyright © 1998 by Hugo S. Cunningham

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From Matthew Cullerne Bown, Art Under Stalin, Holmes & Meyer, New York, 1991; p. 248:

Note: Fascinated with and notably sympathetic to Soviet art, Mr. Bown recently completed a much larger book, "Socialist Realist Painting," Yale University Press, New Haven CT, 1998; cloth, 506 pp., $75.

Optional background music, for appropriately worshipful mood:

This copy was scanned from "Ogonyok," 1952 #46 (7 Nov), pp. 16-17. Technicians from BevGorRaiKom removed the unwanted crease from the two-page spread.
There have been other versions, with noticeable differences in appearance.

A radiant Great Leader and Teacher stands before a prosperous collective farm and countryside.

Matthew Cullerne Bown writes,

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