Dmitri Vrubel

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Vrubel during the restoration

Dmitri Vladimirovich Vrubel (Russian: Дмитрий Владимирович Врубель; 14 July 1960 – 14 August 2022) was a Russian painter. He was best known for his painting My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love, which showed communist leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing.[1] This painting was graffiti on the Berlin Wall. He was born in Moscow.

Vrubel died on 14 August 2022, at the age of 62 from problems caused by COVID-19 at the age of 62.[2]

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  1. "Keep a Shadow of the Wall". The New York Times. 2 December 1990. pp. Section 4 page 18 of the New York edition. Retrieved 18 June 2009. In a lampoon of Socialist Realism, a Soviet artist, Dmitri Vrubel, depicts the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing East Germany's former party boss, Erich Honecker. A caption says "God help me to survive this deadly love affair."
  2. Умер художник Дмитрий Врубель (in Russian)