The artist is Serov
The picture captures the climax of the operation called „Iskra “when at 9 hours 30 minutes on January 18, 1943, in the area of workers’ villages No. 1 and No. 5 off the southern coast of Lake Ladoga, breaking through the enemy’s defense, the I, a separate rifle battalion of the 123rd Infantry Brigade of the Leningrad Front and I, met The shooting battalion of the 1240th rifle regiment of the 372nd rifle division of the Volkhov Front. It was difficult to overestimate the significance of this event for the fate of the city, its suffering residents. Serov, Serebryany and Kazantsev created their picture in a month and showed it on February 23, 1943 at the exhibition by the 25th anniversary of the Red Army.