Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

A meeting in Shanghai in 1946

I'm trying to identify the Russians in this photograph, taken in Shanghai in 1946 by the American photographer George Silk during a friendly meeting centered around some charismatic person in a military uniform.

Я очень хотела бы опознать лиц, принявших участие в этой дружественной встрече в Шанхае в 1946 году, попавшей в кадр американского фотографа Джорджа Силка. 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:

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

The brunette in the diagonal pattern dress looks like Nora Kruk, a writer and poet who also lived in Shanghai at that time:

Perhaps, the other persons in the photo are also writers and intellectuals. Maybe someone can help me identify the others!
Tags: 1940s, ilyina, kruk, photo, russians, shanghai, unresolved
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