• Michael Laxer

Daily LIFT #759


Soviet author Maxim Gorky bids farewell to to French novelist Romain Rolland and his wife after their trip to the USSR, Moscow, July 21 1935 -- Daily LIFT #759


The photographer, Mikhail Ozersky, wrote of the photo:


July 21 , 1935. From its very beginning, the young Soviet Republic made friends the world over. Its birth was hailed by Anatole France, Henri Barbusse, John Reed , Bernard Shaw and millions of lesser known people. On this day, at 10.45 P.M., our good friend Romain Rolland was leaving for home after a tour of the country; Maxim Gorky was seeing him off.

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