Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov

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Noun1.Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov - Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
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Parsing the distinctions within a school of art often perceived as monolithic--socialist realism--this section contrasts the bombast of works such as Vasily Yakovlev's Portrait of Georgy Zhukov, Marshal of the Soviet Union, 1946, with more oblique and ambiguous imagery, such as Li Xiushi's study of bicyclists on the way to work, Morning, 1961, where the vast pastel sky is a serene yet overweening emptiness.
The US President was friendly with Georgy Zhukov who was his Russian counterpart when he commanded the US forces during the Second World War.