For all my readers on the sub-continent! Many of the visitors to this site come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In their day the Soviet presses were well-distibuted and well-liked throughout India. The result is a fondness for these unusual books, a fondness I share. This post is for you:
Jawaharlal Nehru in the Soviet Union
This is one of the few State Fine Art Publishing House editions, published at the tail end of this publisher’s life. The State Fine Art crowd published many of the iconic volumes of Stalinist publishing, like Rodchenko’s Parade of Youth and The White Sea Canal. Sadly this book is less of an event.
The portrait, of course.
At VDNKh, with his daughter Indira.
And probably the point of the whole exercise, a commemorative publication to mark a treaty.