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Night of stone : death and memory in twentieth century Russia

by Catherine Merridale

  Book  |  1st American ed

Russia and Death, history and current   (2009-02-28)

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by daryas

The author uses the metaphors of “night” and “darkness” to represent death, hence the title. The book includes history, with a focus on times of destruction, famines and war. In each chapter the author writes about how the presence of death influenced the people of the land, making certain groups stoic while making others stronger. With these mass deaths, it was difficult to have a funeral/burial for a single person. Starvation among diseases took thousands of lives forcing people to ignore the deaths of others. Details of Lenin and Stalin’s corpses and the reaction it had on the people are also provided.




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