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87,242.  The woods and the darkness and the howling wind!  Will the snows never cease?  We seem to reach back for ever.  The Young Ones, BBC series, Russian couple next door

 

 

87,244.  For a start we’ll do away with the three year waiting list for a kipper tie.  And I’ll legalise hoola-hoops.  Spitting Image s2e6, Gorbachev’s party 

 

 

43,361.  Let’s bomb Russia! ... Let’s kick Michael Foot's stick away!  (Comedy & Conservative Party & Bomb & Russia)  Kenny Everett, Conservative Party rally

 

 

87,396.  Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy’s Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day’s work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city’s reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.  P G Wodehouse, The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology      

 

 

87,239.  Russia can be an empire or a democracy but it cannot be both.  Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

 

87,247.  The course of Russian history has indeed been greatly affected by the operations of international bankers ... The Soviet government has been given United States treasury funds by the Federal Reserve Board ... Acting through the Chase Bank.  Louis McFadden

 

 

87,240.  Miles of cornfield, and ballet in the evening.  Alan Hackney, Private Life 1958

 

 

87,397.  But Sasha was from Russia, where the sunsets are longer, the dawns less sudden and sentences are often left unfinished from doubt as how to best end them.  Virginia Woolf, Orlando  

 

 

87,241.  God of frostbite, God of famine,

beggars, cripples by the yard,

farms with no crops to examine –

that’s him, that's your Russian God.  Peter Vyazemsky, The Russian God 1828

 

 

87,386.  I did more for the Russian serf in giving him land as well as personal liberty, than America did for the negro slave set free by the proclamation of President Lincoln.  I am at a loss to understand how you Americans could have been so blind as to leave the Negro slave without tools to work out his salvation.  In giving him personal liberty, you have him an obligation to perform to the state which he must be unable to fulfill.  Without property of any kind he cannot educate himself and his children.  I believe the time must come when many will question the manner of American emancipation of the negro slaves in 1863.  The vote, in the hands of an ignorant man, without either property or self-respect, will be used to the damage of the people at large; for the rich man, without honor or any kind of patriotism, will purchase it, and with it swamp the rights of a free people.  (Russia & Slavery & Romanov Dynasty)  Alexander II, emperor of Russia, interview Wharton Barker, Pavlovski Palace 17th August 1879, cited Barker’s ‘The Secret of Russia’s Friendship’  

 

 

80,296.  Napoleon now initiated the single largest military operation in history to date – the invasion of Russia.  (France & Russia)  Andrew Roberts, Napoleon III

 

80,299.  The campaign had seen a catalogue of mistakes ... 95% had either died or been captured.  (France & Russia)  ibid.

 

 

87,263.  Russia has two generals in whom she can confide – Generals Janvier [January] and Fevrier [February].  (Russia & Monarchy)  Nicholas I

 

 

87,264.  A few days ago I received a peasant from the Tobolsk province.  He made a remarkably strong impression on Her Majesty and me.  (Russia & Monarchy & Romanov)  Tsar Nicholas II

 

 

87,217.  The Imperial family was suddenly slaughtered in this room.  The new Soviet government had decided they were too dangerous to be left alive.  (Russia & Monarchy & Romanov)  Great Crimes & Trials: The Massacre of the Tsar and the Royal Family

 

84,307.  The autocracy of the Tsars was strongly upheld by the Russian Orthodox Church which was controlled by a government department.  (Russia & Orthodox Church & Monarchy & Romanov)  ibid.

 

87,218.  The Tsar’s divorce from reality was made worse by the arrival at court of an illiterate holy man, Rasputin.  He was a drunkard with a scandalous sex life.  But the Tsarina became convinced that he could help control Alexander’s haemophilia.  And he was soon her trusted adviser and closely involved with the family.  (Russia & Monarchy & Romanov)  ibid.  

 

 

36,187.  This world conspiracy has been steadily growing.  This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution.  It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century.  And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.  (Illuminati & Churchill & Russia)  Winston Churchill, to London press 1922

 

      

87,255.  I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia.  It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.  Winston Churchill

 

 

49,672.  The illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.  (Communism & Russia)  Clement Attlee, of Russian communism

 

 

87,245.  The revolution has begun!  What happiness.  The cursed autocracy is finally destroyed.  The soldiers have gone on to the streets.  The officers are hiding.  It’s all so unexpected, and everything is going at a gallop.  We’ve all gone mad with joy.  (Russia & Revolution)  Yelena Brutsus, Petrograd housewife

 

 

87,225.  Citizen Romanov.  Eighteen months of exile and house arrest.  (Russia & Monarchy & Romanov)  Days That Shook the World: Romanov Dynasty & Berlin Wall

 

87,226.  The Tsar had fallen.  (Russia & Romanov)  ibid.

 

87,227.  His cousin George refuses to help.  (Russia & Romanov)  ibid.

 

 

45,238.  The secret of politics?  Make a good treaty with Russia.  (Politics & Russia)  Otto von Bismark 1863

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