Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0238: anger at enemy

PBC 238 expresses powerful anger on the part of a Bolshevik-leaning poet toward “bourgeois” European and American leaders and farmers, who are blamed for being well fed and for blockading Soviet Russia and exacerbating the 1921-22 famine in the Volga region (W321). (Historical note: during the Civil War all armies were requisitioning grain to feed soldiers. Many peasants were so hungry that they were eating their seed grain and subsequently even engaging in cannibalism.)


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