Beautiful-shmutiful, talent-shmalent, but she presents a 100% Stalinist version of the so-called "Great Patriotic War," with the songs written by Stalin's lackeys, and so on and so forth. Ignorance really is a bliss.
Politics aside George, its beautiful artwork. Not knowing the details of the battle between Germany and Ukraine, I think her message tells the heartache many families go through during war. Regardless of which side they are on.
Sons and daughters are lost on both sides. Heartache is felt all around.
Yes, but the world should know that there was some history different from what's written in books influenced, on the one end, by Stalinist authors and on the other by liars like the Pulitzer Prize winner Walter Duranty. Sons and daughters (100,000 or so of them) also fought in the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, against both Hitler and Stalin, and almost all of them perished, and nobody ever honors them.
As far as beautiful artwork, Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" is a pretty powerful piece of art, too (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will
). So are Soviet cult films of the 1930-s like "Merry Young Men," "Volga, Volga!", and "The Circus." This sand impersonation is of the same spirit...