Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0172: pride in heroism

PBC 172 expresses tsarist nationalist pride in Russian bravery even in defeat. In one example, an army nurse claims that all soldiers wounded on the World War I battlefield in the far western empire deserve a St. George’s cross: “All of you suffered for Rus’,/ This ribbon-dream is for everyone./ Everyone deserves a medal/ Everyone deserves a cross” (243).


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