Tate Modern to show Soviet propaganda paintings by Aleksandr Deineka

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

The studies for intended murals in the USSR pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris will go on display in the UK for the first time

Three paintings of proud Russians marching with unrestrained joy during what was the height of Stalin's Purges have travelled to the UK for the first time.

The paintings by the leading Soviet realist Aleksandr Deineka have been lent to Tate Modern by Perm state art gallery for a London show exploring the visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the first half of the 20th century.

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