#JeSuisDonbass (Poem)


Je Suis Donbass

Es-tu Charlie? Je suis Donbass!
I am the dead men in burnt bus,
I am the house turned to dust.
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Velimir Khlebnikov — Untitled (Things Got Scattered Out of the Bag)


Kazimir Malevich Black Square White on White
Kazimir Malevich – Black Square, between 1920s-1930s (The State Hermitage Museum); White on White, 1918 (MoMA).

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Alexander Pushkin – To the Slanderers of Russia (1831)


Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Pushkin's Farewell to the Sea by Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin (1877)
Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin – Pushkin’s Farewell to the Sea (1877)

TO THE SLANDERERS OF RUSSIA

Why rave ye, babblers, so — ye lords of popular wonder?
Why such anathemas ‘gainst Russia do you thunder?
What moves your idle rage? Is’t Poland’s fallen pride?
‘T is but Slavonic kin among themselves contending,
An ancient household strife, oft judged but still unending,
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