July 17, 1942
Nikolai Ernestovich Radlov
(Born St. Petersburg, 1889; died Moscow [?], 1942)
A. M. Argo
(Birth and death dates unknown)
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Nikolai E. Radlov
A Portrait of a Scoundrel, True to the Scale of His Short Stature
There was a time, in the years of NEP
Quisling, standing on Il'inka Street,
Shouted, quite ferociously:
“Franks! Lira! Swedish krones! Switchblades!”
For currency trading in our country
He was expelled with a kick in the rear.
Over a bottle of beer, or maybe Riesling,
In a restaurant somewhere Hitler met Quisling.
Hitler was seeking any old way
To find an executioner to torment Norway.
“I’m a Judas,
Who else do you want for this?!...”
And Hitler sent him off to Norway
To head the Fascist bandit government!
The Germans oppress the Norwegian people,
Humiliating and robbing them freely.
And Quisling takes for himself
A healthy portion of the proceeds!
Here is a gallery, full of various trash,
With a proper place
For every traitor:
Quisling, Laval, Doriot:
They are all risen from the same dough!
2030 × 1350 mm
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
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