Russia expects red fire and blood



Alexander Blok : poet
"...There's no end! The miles and cliffs flash past,
Stop crazy flood!
The frightened clouds go fast,
Sun sets in blood!... ,
I see far away over Russia
Wide and quiet fire"
Actual, the poem is an interesting example of foresight in Hindsight. Referring to important event in Russian past, Kulicovo battle in 1380 when Tataro-Mongolian army was defeated and it was the turning point of Russian history, through the poem he foresaw another turning point coming while hinting on his present time.


Alexander Blok, On the field of Kulicovo, poem, 1908


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