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Russia: “Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?”

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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Osip Mandelstam died in a transit camp near Vladivostok on this day, December 27, 1938. Here’s his NKVD photo from the same year. “Only in Russia is poetry respected, it gets people killed,” he wrote. “Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?”