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by Alexander Gerasimov (1881~1963) was a leading proponent of Socialist Realism in the visual arts, and painted Joseph Stalin and other Soviet leaders.

Stalin at the 18th Party Congress (1949) Alexander Mikhaylovich Gerasimov (Александр Михайлович Герасимов. Unión Soviética. Rusia, 1881-1963)

by Alexander Gerasimov (1881~1963) was a leading proponent of Socialist Realism in the visual arts, and painted Joseph Stalin and other Soviet leaders.

1981 Stamp of the USSR devoted to by Alexander Gerasimov (1881~1963) was a leading proponent of Socialist Realism in the visual arts, and painted Joseph Stalin and other Soviet leaders.

Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky (1884~1939) was a Ukrainian Soviet painter whose work provided a blueprint for the art movement of socialist realism

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The 5 Most Popular Myths About the Soviet Union's Role in WWII, Busted

Nikita Khrushchev's report to the 20th Congress of the CPSU in 1956 was one of the greatest sources of myths about the Great Patriotic War, its absurdity stretching to claims that Joseph Stalin used a globe to plan operations. Other myths, often just as absurd, have since emerged, some of them historiographic, others fantasies borne of propaganda.