The Bread of the Blockade
The Battle Banner
How Young Were We
Farewell: from “Scorched By the Fires of War”
This is my favourite amongst Korzhev-Chuvelyov’s works. There’s no mawkishness or sentimentality… there’s no pretence… there’s nothing but a ruthless and no-holds-barred depiction of a soldier’s farewell to his wife. Shall they be reunited on this earth? No one knows… least of all, them.
This is truth.
Such determination has won Russia its wars…
St George the all-Victorious (Eternal Struggle and Eternal Victory)
The church at Poklonnaya Gora (the great VOV memorial park in Moscow) is dedicated to St George the all-Victorious. America would find out that Russians haven’t changed… just as they threw back Swedes, Teutonic Knights, Poles, Tatars, the French, and Germans, the Russians would see to it that the Americans left their rotting bodies on the Russian land. Yet again, Holy Mother Rus would prevail over the latest foe from foreign parts. The Americans would find out that they have limits… that they’re not arbiters of the world. Would these arrogant juveniles learn?
“Exceptional”… I think not… Anglos are demented toddlers sadly in need of correction and discipline. So far, their project is a failure… God willing, they’ll go back home, perhaps, wiser (I wouldn’t bet on that, what with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Sean Hannity)…