Footnote: Two Readings In Soviet History, 2, The Year 1920

[reading to be preceded by 

the 3rd movement of Shostakovich's

Eleventh Symphony]


Lenin's vision:  not

dead, Maria Romanov

slides her suede heels off

as Ivan Skorokhodov

kneels to kiss her stockinged feet.


[reading to be followed by 

"Lara's Theme' from Doctor Zhivago, 

performed as an offering to all lovers]






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