Photograph by Arkady Shaikhet.
Mikhail Bulgakov with his wife Yelena in 1939. Yelena is said to have inspired the character Margarita.
Delegates of the 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party.
First row, left to right: I. Smilga, V. Schmidt, S. Zorin.
Middle row, left to right: G. Evdokimov, J. Stalin, V. Lenin, M. Kalinin, P. Smorodin.
Upper row: P. Malkov, E. Rahja, S. Galiev, P. Zalutsky, J. Drobnis, M. Tomsk, M. Kharitonov, A. Joffe, D. Ryazanov, Badaev, L. Serebryakov, M. Lashevich.