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Thi::i document was vrri tten on the 21st October between 1 and 2 pvm,
"We hope that those into whose hands it may corne will be enjoying
better days than we have seen.
The Committee recently decided to ask the Moscow City authorities for
a photograph of the new monument to Karl Marx, unveiled in the centre of
the Soviet capital during the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the
This mORt impressive piece of modern sculpture ought, we
felt, to find its reflection on the walls of the Library dedicated to the
menory of the great thinker and leader.
We are delighted to report that in the middle of June we received four
beautifully executed photographs - one of the monument at full length, two
of the head and bust in different proportions, and one of the great openair meeting in the Sverdlov Square, Moscow, on the occasion of the unveiling
of the monument.
All four are signed personally by the author of the monument, Leo
Yefimovich Kerbel (who later received a Lenin prize for this outstanding
In forwarding the photographs to the chairman, G. Fomin, deputy
chief of the Moscow City Architectural-Planning Department, \vrites that the
sculptor signed them "as a sign of his esteem for the readers of the Marx
A suitable letter of thanks has been sent.
The photograph of the monument has been mounted for display in the
To understand the inherent meaning of individual freedom which is so
loudly proclaimed in our ti~es by the supporters of the capitalist way of
life of all shades of opinion, we must look back at its historical origin.
'I'he revolutions of the 17th and 18th century that inaugurated the