A novel “Day of the Oprichnik” is contemporary Russian dystopia in which the country faces tough totalitarian regime and stratocracy similar to Ivan the Terrible period in 16th century. The State and Kremlin has its faithful policemen – oprichniks, who have special rights to robe and outrage anyone who they were ordered to. The relationship between the Head of the State and oprichniks is really intimate and they even have sex together in the bath performed mostly as a ritual. Technologically backward Russia is under the iron curtain and lives by the revenue of transit resources
The novel was claimed to be of great prophetic value even after 7 years have passed.
Sorokin, Vladimir. 2006. Denʹ oprichnika. Moskva: Zakharov.