1902, Novosil, Tula Province — 1957, Moscow

Sergei Kirov in Astrakhan in 1919

Caspian expedition. 1940–1949

  • oil on canvas. 290 x 498
  • Ж-2411

  • Received in 1951 from the Administration of Art Exhibitions and Panoramas, Moscow

During the period of military conflict in Astrakhan and Tsaritsyn in 1919 Sergei Kirov organized a transport between Astrakhan and Baku on eight to nine fishing boats. The boats smuggled weap - ons and workers’ literature from Astrakhan to Baku, carrying fuel for the north of Russia on the return trip.

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