Nov 04 2010

POTD: “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” in Moscow

by in Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, Photo of the Day, Russia

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

Designed in 1937 by Vera Mukhina, the “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” is a 78 foot high stainless steel sculpture that crowned the Soviet pavilion at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris. The sculpture currently resides at VDNKH in Moscow and is one of my favorite examples of socialist realism. This photo was
taken in 2003 while the sculpture was undergoing restoration.

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