Monday, September 09, 2019

First Paragraph

I have been told many stories about Russian, and I have told a few myself. When I was eleven or twelve, in the late 1970s, my mother told me that the USSR was a totalitarian state - she compared the regime to the Nazi one, an extraordinary act of thought and speech for a Soviet citizen. My parents told me that the Soviet regime would last forever, which was why we had to leave the country.

- From The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen

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