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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
Whatever qualities [Tsar Nicholas I] may have shown in his own kingly profession, it must be admitted that in his dealings with the Russian Muse he was at the worst a vicious bully, at the best a clown.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Lectures on Russian Literature, ch. I (1981).
Of Tsar Nicholas I as a force for censorship in Russian literature.
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