Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0016: rejection of idylls

PBC 16 expresses a rejection of old Russian and biblical idyllic places which the Bolshevik-leaning poet “curses” (W194). The sunken city of Kitezh of old Russian legend and the biblical Zion are no longer needed because Russians now have the commune (W524). One example rejects current non-Bolshevik “idylls,” for example, Russian peasant villages, where during the civil war they were living in “paradise” and avoiding all commissars (W106).


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