Quotation by Alexander Blok

O Russia! O my wife! Our long and narrow Road lies clear though distressed.
Our road with an old Tatar freedom's arrow Has deeply pierced our breast.
Alexander Blok (1880–1921), Russian poet. "On the Field of Kulikovo," st. 2 (1908), trans. by Vladimir Markov and Merril Sparks (1966).

Recalling the Russian victory over the Tatars in 1380.
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