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The top quarter of the image forms a map with Leningrad at its center.




"Bay of Finland"

The image of a multitude of pioneers, with one nominal pionerka (girl pioneer) in a headscarf, parade in mass with banners and flags flying above.

Kustodiev’s drawing of Tom’s dream, which adumbrates his fortunate destiny, shows various boys waving welcomingly, huge banners with the Soviet star and the hammer and sickle, a speeding steamboat in the Finnish Gulf, and crowds of young people brandishing pennants, projected against a partial map of Leningrad. This vision of celebrative hospitality and energetic activity causes Tom to smile in his sleep and subsequently to flee from the benighted United States.