TO READ: Edward Limonov. The Other Russia
"The mountains are clothed in gardens. Narrow valleys, broad plains between the mountains. "These mountains were naked rocks before," the older sister says. "Now they are covered with a thick layer of soil, and groves of the highest trees grow on them between the gardens; below in the moist hollows are coffee tree plantations; above – date palms, fig-trees, vineyards are mixed with sugar cane plantations; on the fields there is wheat as well, but more of rice."
"So what is this land?"
"Let’s rise higher for a minute, you will see its borders…"
"But we are in the middle of a desert? Says Vera Pavlovna, surprised.
"Yes, in the middle of a former desert, - this side is called New Russia"
"This is where Odessa and Kherson are?"
"Once they were, and now, look, here is where the New Russia is."
N. G. Chernichevsky "What to do?"
Petropavloskaya fortress, 1862
TABLE OF CONTETNS
"I have a dream…"
THE OTHER RUSSIA
The red eyed monster: the family
Schooling: they stole your childhood
The most oppressed class
It had all began with China
Where do old women come from?
A mix of turkey and germany
The ptomaine of the xix century
The misfits: an active minority
What is worth thinking about: the workers
The great dream
Capitalism is syphilis’ child
The unradicalism of the 1917 revolution
What to fight for?
Socialism and capitalism: siamese twins
The city is an enemy
The tunguska meteorite and human semen
Revolutions, globalism and separatism
The second russia and moscovia
Outlines of the new civilization