Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0166: reverence for Rus'

PBC 166 expresses reverence and deep passion for ancient “Holy Rus’.” In three examples, God is imagined as having chosen Russia as home: “ ‘My home is Holy Rus’’” (W602; also, W156, W163). Elsewhere, Holy Rus’ is called to rise up and take up the battle against Germany, the “gloomy Teuton” (W152). Rus’ is celebrated as being eternal: “Rus’ will live forever” (W156).


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