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turgenev and the serfs: “baptised property”

…Vavara Petrovna, Turgenev’s mother, had her office furnished like a court of law, with her portrait behind the dais in a pose reminiscent of Catherine The Great. Here the serfs were dealt rough, often irrational judgement for the smallest transgression. … Continue reading

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