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The triumphant "Bolshevik Tom" is pictured in the garb of a young Pioneer: white shirt and loosely knotted tie. 

The final image of Tom in the USSR, standing—outsized, triumphant, legs stride and hands on hips—against the background of a thriving factory, is of a mature young man, wearing a peaked cap and a Pioneer tie, “free as a bird,” as the text puts it. He has found education and purpose, as suggested by his stance.