Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0045: pride in heroism

PBC 45 expresses tsarist pride in Russian heroism during World War I – the heroism of women, soldiers, and even Cossack horses (W362). During World War I when the foreign powers attacked Russia, these people went to the front to defend “Rus’.” In W127 the poet asserts that, as of old, the “Russian lands are not afraid of enemies in search of a cheap victory”; invaders who dare to cross the borders will find an early grave. Another example expresses gratitude to women who took the “long and dangerous road” to serve as nurses (W553).


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