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Quotation by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
In my blood there is no Jewish blood.
In their callous rage, all antisemites must hate me now as a Jew.
For that reason I am a true Russian.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko (b. 1933), Russian poet. "Babi Yar," (1961), trans. by George Reavey.
last lines of the poem which described the massacre of 96,000 Jews in the Ukraine by the Nazis. The poem caused controversy by implying that the Soviet régime was antisemitic.
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