Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman My rating: 1 of 5 stars Meant to be one of these 'classics' which become a must read for everyone but for me it's the same as Dostoyevski's The Brother's Karamazov - unreadable. There must be something about Russian literature that causes me to become soporific. I just can't … Continue reading Review: Life and Fate
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The League of Militant Atheists, also know as the Union of Belligerent Atheists, existed in the Soviet Union between 1925 and 1947. It was a drive to eradicate religion and replace it with 'Soviet power'. It hit the buffers when Comrade Stalin realised he was on a hiding to nothing with the eradication of religion.You … Continue reading League of Militant Atheists
IMy son, my chosen and belovedShare your wounds with your motherAnd because, dear son, I have always carried you in my heart,And always served you faithfullySpeak to your mother, to make her happy,Although you are already leaving me, my cherished hope.(Lamentation of the Holy Cross Monastery from the "Lysagóra Songs" collection. Second half of the … Continue reading Górecki’s Symphony No. 3