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It Has Come to Pass!

A work made of stencil.

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Pavel Sokolov-Skalya
Born Strel’nia, 1899; died Moscow, 1961

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Pavel P. Sokolov-Skalia


It Has Come to Pass!


Soviet Union (Object made in)

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“The defense of Leningrad and Moscow, where, recently, our divisions exterminated approximately thirty regular German divisions, shows that new Soviet warriors and commanders, pilots, artillerymen, mortar-men, tank operators, infantrymen, and sailors have been forged and continue to be forged in the crucible of the Great Patriotic War. Tomorrow they will turn into a storm afflicting the German army.” (From the address of comrade J. V. Stalin on November 6, 1941) “We must immediately conform all our efforts to the military tune, subordinating everything to the interests of the front and the tasks of organizing the annihilation of the enemy.” (From the speech of comrade J. V. Stalin on the radio, July 3, 1941) “Our war for the freedom of our fatherland will unite with the struggle of the peoples of Europe and America for their independence, for their democratic liberties. This will be a unified front of nations standing for freedom and against enslavement and the threat of enslavement by Hitler’s Fascist armies.” (From the speech of comrade J. V. Stalin on the radio, July 3, 1941) “The German aggressors want to have a total war with the nations of USSR. Well, if the Germans want to have a total war, they will get it.” (From the address of comrade J. V. Stalin on November 6, 1941)


199 × 123.3 cm (78 3/8 × 48 9/16 in.)

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Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

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