Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0220: pride in revolution

PBC 220 speaks with a peasant voice to express pride in actually staging and participating in revolution. These voices are typically pro-revolutionary but not Bolshevik, since the Bolsheviks often dismissed the peasantry as backward and chaotic. While in one case peasant memory connects the present with the glory days of the 17th century rebellion of Cossack leader, Stepan Razin, in other cases PBC 220 conveys the sense that along with change comes estrangement from old traditions (W545).


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