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Markov-Grinberg photograph of the crowd celebrating as Soviet planes fly over the State Historical Museum

Object | Accession Number: 2005.565.1

Photographic print of a parade in Red Square by Mark Markov-Grinberg, a Soviet Jewish photographer and World War II correspondent. The print documents a parade given in honor of the Cheluskin polar expedition participants. The expedition was sent to see if a non-icebreaker ship could pass through the Northern Maritime Route in a single navigation season. The ship sank in an ice field on February 13, 1934, and the crew was rescued in April by aircraft. Markov-Grinberg was a major Social Realist photographer during the Stalinist era of the 1930s-1940s. He worked for major newspapers and journals, including TASS. He was a war correspondent during the Soviet-Finnish War from 1939-1940 and, in 1941, was drafted to fight in World War II. While a soldier, he continued his work as a photographer and army correspondent. After the war, he returned to his job at TASS.

Artwork Title
Red Square Parade for the Cheluskin Polar Expedition
depiction:  1934
creation: Red Square (Moscow, Russia)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Nicholas
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:02
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