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  •  Yep. Based partially on Vladimir Solov'ev's (1+ / 0-)
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    poem "Pan-Mongolism" (there's a decent literal translation here.)

    It's telling that Blok elides between the ancient Scythians and the more contemporary (by comparison) Mongols, as if they're interchangeable.  But for both of them, they use it to mean Russia's deeply-embedded "Eastern" identity.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:40:26 PM PDT

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