By George Pahomov, Nickolas Lupinin
The Russian Century is the main finished and available choice of readings dedicated to Russian tradition and civilization. The attention-grabbing first-person money owed paint a shiny photo of the Russian humans in the course of the turbulent years of the cave in of the Soviet Union. This publication permits readers to work out Russia during the inner most lives of people that come from various backgrounds, quite a few academic and socio-economic reports, and a large geographic spectrum. Diary entries, own sketches, memoirs, and letters inform those tales in an intimate and actual voice of quick event instead of the far away, common movement of historical past. Translated into English for the 1st time, own concerns in addition to the bigger social and political context are printed in a fashion that offers major perception right into a strong, designated, and influential tradition.
All too frequently the Russian event has been offered as both awful or heroic. This quantity is going past that method and offers with parts that have acquired very little awareness to current stories of Russian heritage and tradition? love, sexuality, courtship, marriage, relations lifestyles, paintings, schooling, and faith
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Puffing and panting, I tore into her room like a hurricane. Maria Vasilievna had already had her supper. Because of the holiday, she wasn’t working but sitting at the table, covered with a clean white cloth, and reading some religious book. The lamp glimmered in front of the icons. After the frightening dark hall, the little room seemed uncommonly light and cozy, and Maria Vasilievna herself so kind and good! ” I said in one breath. Before I could finish, she had already grabbed me and started covering me with kisses.
He burned his own candle (and those of others) at both ends. My mother had no children with him. And his love in her life was like a dream— at the beginning luminous and happy, like a lilac evening, then, at the end, sorrowful to the point of tears, to the bitterness of wormwood. My father was the complete opposite of Sergei Sergeevich in everything. He was brought up in the school of hard knocks. The only son of an old merchant family which went bankrupt during his early childhood, he lived as a servant-boy in the home of the miserly and cruel silk merchant Kaptsov, a veritable Scrooge, where he received more than his share of beatings.
Don’t make such a big noise, lady! ” she said so harshly and with such a meaningful look that the poor laundress lost her courage and took herself off. Popular opinion was decidedly against Feklusha. “If she snitched the jam that means she snitched the rest of the stuff too,” everyone said. The general indignation against the girl ran particularly high because these mysterious and repeated disappearances had been hanging like a heavy burden over all the servants for many weeks. Each one feared in his heart that he might be suspected, God forbid.
The Russian Century: A Hundred Years of Russian Lives by George Pahomov, Nickolas Lupinin