The Russian Language


Ivan Turgenev, The Russian Language (prose poem).

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In days of doubt, in days of sad brooding­ on my country’s fate, thou alone art my ­rod and my staff — oh great, mighty, true­ and free Russian tongue! But for thee, h­ow not to fall into despair, seeing all t­hat happens at home? Yet who can think th­at such a language is not given to a grea­t people? Continue reading “The Russian Language”

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I See What You Did There!


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Of all the possible quotes from Russian literature they’ve chosen this one from Ivan Turgenev’s novel (and without actually mentioning his name). I see what you did there! Pretty smart for a Penguin.