The Anglo-Russian Volume 7-13

The Anglo-Russian Volume 7-13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Russia in 1793'95 have never reconciled themselves to the new despotism and continue to cherish Polish sympathies and separatist aspirations1 The Lithuanians have numerous national committees in various places in Europe and America surreptitiously supplying their countrymen with literature not revolutionary in character 1.ut forbidden in Russia simply because it is published in the Lithuanian language. However, some organizations publish also purely socialistic and revolutionary literature and periodicals, among theilatter being the "Barbininku Balsas"--The Working Man's Voice--issued by the London Committee. most formidable Slavonic race within the Russian Empire which has been always and is bitterly opposed to the rule of the Northern Muscovite. The Ruthenians have their own language and literature. and living at a distance from the centre of the development of Russian Autocracy have enjoyed for a long period a certain independence in comparison with the Great Russian: of the north. They consider themselves as the real original inhabitants of Russia, and as being of a purer Slavonic stock than the Muscovites, who had to bear the brunt of the Tartar invasion and to assimilate a good deal of Mongolian blood in their veins. In 1876 a Ukase of Alexander II. dealt almost a death 'blow to the Ruthenian nationality, as by a stroke of the pen it forbade 25 million people to use their own native language, ' and interdicted the importation from abroad of anything published in Ruthenian. The persecution of that language since went on so far, that in 1881, Dr. Puluj, Professor at the Technical University of Prague, was refused permission to circulate in Russia his Ruthenian translation of the New Testament whereas...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972678
  • 9781236972675