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The Volgogradsky Prospekt mixed up the artist Mashkov with Hitler

Волгоградка перепутала художника Машкова с Гитлером

It is not the first year exists in the Volgograd fine arts Museum named after I. I. Mashkov, and know the artist, it seems, everyone from young to old…

All Yes not all. The other day one of the residents of the city-hero was embarrassed, confusing the famous painter Hitler. Funny. However, because of the absurd situation has turned serious scandal.

A certain Anna Bocharova came to visit the Museum. Tuning in a high and spiritual, she was extremely outraged, seeing in the foyer of the “temple of art” portrait of the founder and leader of the Third Reich. It was actually a photo of Ilya Mashkov, which is logical – the Museum-you name it – but who would know!

What a horror – the face of the führer in Volgograd-Stalingrad. The woman could not shut eyes to this glaring fact and asked “where necessary” in the administration of the Volgograd region. Asked to take action. According to the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda – Volgograd”.

The Director of the Museum FROM Elena Orlova wrote on his page on “Facebook” that this is their first amused, but then, in her words, “the breath of the wind the 37’s”.

– Mrs. Anna Bocharova! If I do not know the genius of our land Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov, you could ask any employee of the Museum, not to look for enemies of the people. Think it’s an insult of honor and dignity respected public institution, and prepare the lawsuit, said Orlova.

Apparently, alert the Volgogradsky Prospekt misled the the mustache of a famous artist, and really reminiscent of Hitler’s. But, perendev, she is not only embarrassed himself, but touched the entire staff of the Museum, who had to deal with unexpected “denunciation”. And now the Museum’s Director and staff intend to defend innocence to the end.

So other fools could teach.


Incidentally, the moustache of Adolf Hitler and Ilya Mashkov, in the 30s and early 40s were very many – it was fashionable. Mustaches are called “toothbrush” (Toothbrush moustache), and for the first time started to let men in the United States in the late 19th century.

Then the fashion spread to other countries, including Germany and the USSR. A “brush” under the nose was worn, for example, actor Charlie Chaplin, Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Blyukher, the people’s Commissar of internal Affairs Genrikh Yagoda, the Prime Minister of Japan (late 30’s, early 40’s) Fumimaro Konoe, the 49th President of Ecuador Abdala to Boukari and many other celebrities.

However, after the Second world war the reputation of the mustache was hopelessly flawed. The reason is obvious: too firmly entrenched Association with Hitler.

REFERENCE “KP”: Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov – Russian and Soviet painter. Was born on 29 July 1881 in the village Mikhailovskaya-on-don hopersky district of the don army Region (now the Uryupinsk district of the Volgograd region). He was one of the founders of the art group “Jack of diamonds” and the Society of Moscow artists, was part of the society Moscow painters, was a member of the Association of artists of Revolutionary Russia, the Honored worker of arts of RSFSR. Died March 20, 1944 in Moscow.

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