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The plight of Anna Karenina, the submissiveness of serfs in the 16th and 17th centuries, ancient religious tracts emphasizing humility as 'the mother of virtues, ': and the current economic upheavals wracking the country are a few semitones for what The Slave Soul of Russia identifies as a veritable cult of suffering, centuries In the making.
Here, for the first time, a compelling portrait of the Russian people's psychology.