Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The description of the Petrashevsky Circle definitely seems applicable to this group. Hell, there's even a crazy power-mad leader named Nicolas involved!

I'm sure the comparison has its limits, but I found it to have some value.

Plus I always enjoy your diaries because the warm my own Russian history-loving heart. If I wasn't linguistically-challenged I might have made 20th century Russia/USSR my PhD field instead of the 20th century USA.

When I was a teenager and read Crime and Punishment in high school I was sure I was Raskolnikov. Perhaps I still am - haven't read the book in about 15 years.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2009 at 07:09:42 PM EST

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