Decembrists

The young aristocrats who, inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution, attempted a revolt in 1825 - sometimes seen as the idealistic forerunner of the Russian Revolution of 1917 - are described in 'The Duel' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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