Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

A meeting in Shanghai in 1945

I'm trying to identify the Russians in these photographs, which were taken in Shanghai in 1945, possibly in December, by the American photographer George Lacks. This friendly meeting centered around a charismatic person in a military uniform. The event is captioned on Getty Images as Correspondents meeting the founder of the Free French Movement in China.

Я очень хотела бы опознать лиц, принявших участие в этой дружественной встрече в Шанхае в 1945 году, попавшей в кадр американского фотографа Джорджа Лакса. Крайняя справа, кажется, журналистка Наталья Ильина, переехавшая в Шанхай из Харбина около 1935 года и принявшая советское гражданство. Брюнетка в платье с диагональным рисунком похожа на поэтессу Нору Крук. Остальных, включая гражданина в центре, в честь которого, как кажется, состоялась эта встреча, я назвать пока затрудняюсь.

Image from Google Arts & Culure.

Here is another image from that meeting:

Finally, here is the Getty photo, captioned "Correspondents meeting the founder of the Free French Movement in China":

The woman on the right at the top photo appears to be Natalia Ilyina, the journalist who moved to Shanghai around 1935 and took the Soviet citizenship:

The woman in a dress with diagonal stripes looks like the writer and poet Nora Kruk (Krouk?), who was in Shanghai at that time:

Perhaps, the other persons in the photo are also writers and intellectuals. Hope someone can help me identify the others!
Tags: 1940s, 1945, ilyina, investigation, journalism, kruk, party, photo, photography, russians, shanghai, soviet, unresolved

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