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The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg holds a memorial exhibition "Faces of War and Peace".

The exposition presents a collection of sculptures from the 1940s to 2000s dedicated to the theme of war and peace: next to heroic and tragic images associated with the history of the Great Patriotic War, compositions are shown that capture moments of peaceful life, reminiscent of goodness, love, hope for a peaceful future, about family and children. Most of the works are exhibited for the first time.

Sculptors - representatives of different generations - convey their own perception of the war and the fate of its ordinary participants. Some of them - Vera Belskaya, Vera Drachinskaya, Vera Isaeva, Alexander Strekavin - are direct participants and witnesses of the military events. The works of Boris Vorobyov, Roman Krasnitsky, Robert Novikov, Evgeny Rotanov, Ivan Syroezhkin, Igor Fedorov, Alexander Shlyakhtin were created in the post-war period. Among them are sculptural portraits, subject compositions, sketch models of memorials made of bronze, marble, plaster, wood. The antithesis of the military theme is presented in the exposition of works devoted to peaceful life. Among them are the works of Tatiana Koronnaya "Childhood" (early 1980s), Roman Krasnitsky "The World Today" (1984), Olga Ivashintsova Olga "Let's Save Life" (1984).

Based on site materials Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.