Nina Vatolina’s Fascism, the Most Evil Enemy of Women: stirring propaganda

By Skye Sherwin

Artists were key to spreading Stalin's ideology – and this image, created after the Nazi invasion in 1941, is a typically rousing take on the Russian everywoman

Nina Vatolina created this mighty figure as the Nazis invaded Russia in 1941. With her arms flung open and her wide stance, she has something of Hersilia, the woman who charges into the midst of the battle in David's The Intervention of the Sabine Women.

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