Thank you, Comrade Brezhnev!

Thank you, Comrade Brezhnev!

Pittura, Politico/Sociale, Ritratto, Tecnica mista, 60x80x2cm

1969. Soviet Union. Brezhnev’s time. My mom and sister in black and white. Life, a game of chess, with regular people just pawns to sacrifice, millions of meaningless lives to spare.

In Stalin’s time there was a famous slogan “Thank you, Comrade Stalin, for our happy childhood!” The Soviet rulers changed, but not the “happiness”. Personality was suppressed from early childhood, day-by-day turning people into restrained and subconsciously unfree beings.

A neighbor in the village reported that my grandmother had taken the portrait of Stalin off the wall in her house. That was enough to send her to Siberia for eleven years, leaving behind my two month old mother and labeling all of us, not yet born, with the title “family of the enemy of the Soviet people”.

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Natalia Kessler
9 anni fa
Natalia Kessler Artista
Dear all,
Thank you for your wonderful comments!
They mean a lot to me.
With love, Natalia
OLIVERA VELKOVA
9 anni fa
OLIVERA VELKOVA Artista
Very touching...Thanks for sharing this troumendous heaviness with us..I can partly understand as Yougaslivia was part of all that system at that times...
This takes courage ! I admire your courage...and I wish you success in future !!
Vittoria Arena
9 anni fa
Vittoria Arena Artista
Bello!!!
Lora
9 anni fa
Lora Artista
Natalia! Bravo!
I wish you goog luck!
Lora
Laura matteoli
9 anni fa
molto bello!
Michael Pratt
9 anni fa
Michael Pratt Artista
strong work-
Gianfranco Castelli
9 anni fa
Bello!!!
jaya  suberg
9 anni fa
jaya suberg Artista
fine work...lovely energy...hughs from berlin, jaya
Carlo D'Orta
9 anni fa
Carlo D'Orta Artista
Very nice this painting, I like expressions of the woman and the girl, but above all the atmosphere, so quiet and warm. And there is something ironic that flights into the room like a phamtom...good, really good. Good bye to Armenia too: i visited lake Sevan region and Yerevan fifteen years ago.
MAURIZIO FARINA
9 anni fa
MAURIZIO FARINA Artista
molto..molto...bella
Helga Kalversberg
9 anni fa
Very good artwork !
Best regards and thank you !
Helga
Alfonso Siracusa
9 anni fa
very good!!!!!!!!!

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