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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Daily LIFT #992

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Defenders of the Fortress of Brest, painting P. Krivonogov, USSR 1951 -- Daily LIFT #992

Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov (1910-1967), a child of very poor peasants and a veteran of the Great Patriotic War of the USSR against the Nazis, became an Honoured Artist of the RFSFR after the war and is now regarded as one of the great modern artists of military themes.

To learn more about the incredibly heroic defense of the Brest Fortress in the very first days of the attack by the Nazis on the Soviet Union see: The heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, June 22 1941 (

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