Soviet Siberia by E. Klenov and G. Paderin. Hardcover book with pictorial boards (no dust jacket) published by Progress Publishers Moscow 1970, unpaginated with colour and black and white photographs.
May this little Siberian sleep soundly and never know the horrors of war. When he grows up he’ll be able to choose from any number of peaceful occupations in his home region. What’ll he be?
He’ll have at his disposal science laboratories, the outposts of progress, to be found everywhere from the southern mountains to the Arctic Tundra.
The Siberians have always been richly endowed with artistic talent. But whereas the great nineteenth century painter from Krasnoyarsk Vasily Surikov had to go to European Russia to make his name, fame had come to this young inhabitant of today at home. His original sketches have earned him first prizes at international exhibitions.