December 20, 1944
Petr Ashotovich Sarkisian
(Born Moscow, 1922; died Moscow, 1970)
(Born Gubovka, 1883; died Moscow, 1945)
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Petr A. Sarkisian
Like Rats from a Sinking Ship
Many of Hitler’s administrators, understanding the inevitability of Germany’s defeat, are preparing to abscond to neutral countries with significant resources. (From the newspapers)
The Fascist rats are making plans;
Some rats are already on their way:
Packing their suitcases,
Across the seas and oceans
They hurry to countries
Where they might escape their deaths.
But the vile rats must still answer!
Whether it’s an island, or distant peninsula,
There won't be a place in the world
Where the German rats will not be found.
Nature will have its way:
In vain the rat fools itself,
“I can scurry into the bushes or under a bridge!”
Wherever the rat hides its head,
His long tail will betray him!
1710 x 1250 mm
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
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