Soviet 'worker and peasant girl' statue for 1937

Sculptor Vera Mukhina said her work was to express “a robust and overpowering drive” that characterized the Soviet Union

Eighty years ago on this precise date, workers at the World’s Fair 1937 in Paris put the finishing touches on the landmark icon of Soviet monument sculpture that was destined to become the trademark symbol of the whole era in Soviet/Russian culture, arts, ideology, urban development, and other spheres.