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    "The motherland calls"..Those who remember the war remember this poster.

    Today it appears on the building?

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    Background: "The motherland calls"..Those who remember the war remember this poster.

    Today it appears on the building of the Central Exhibition Hall as the symbol of the exhibit dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the rout of the nazi forces at Moscow.

    The heroism of the nation inspired professional people to create works of art.

    Speaking at the opening ceremony of Soviet Marshal Konev said that in the grim days of the Battle for Moscow the writer's pen and the artist's brush were as much a part of army equipment as mortars.

    Mrs. Yekaterina Furtseva, the Minister of Culture, declared that the people will never forget the war nor those who had perished in it. This deeply patriotic theme will never be exhausted in Soviet art.

    Writers, journalists, and artists frequently participated in the fighting. The names of those who fell in battle for the country's freedom will remain for all time in the people's memory.

    There's great force in these documentary photographs of the execution of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya How calm the nazi murders look! One is filled with hatred for the nazi who took pictures of this horrible scene, with cold deliberation.

    "We shall avenge this!" comes the cry from the heart.

    Here is an article by the journalists Petrya Lidov. entitled "We shall avenge your death, Zoya!"
    That seems to be the sentiment of these soldiers going to the front straight from the parade grounds.

    Revenge.. a nobel revenge.. without pity. We only hope that this is the nazi who pointed the gun at Zoya in the last few seconds of her heroic life.

    The picture by Leskov - "Moscow is at our backs." The soldiers are inspired with the single thought "They shall not pass."
    The artists have given us these pictures of life in the trenches, the hospitals, tense moments in battle, and the ordinary days of Moscow during the war.

    There's great power in Ilya Prorokov's paintings depicting the anti-human essence of war. The faces of mothers and children seem to express this silent appeal: "It must never happen again."
    "Victory Salute." It stressed the thought that Moscow of 1941 augurs the beginning of victory, the beginning of our victory, and the beginning of the end of nazi Germany.

    All the artistic alliances of the country are represented at the Exhibition. It is well that the initial experiment of such a unified effort is dedicated to Moscow, the hero city.

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