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As always, We had mixed feelings,
melting snow, Kronstadt fired.
We are out of the shop House of Art
The Palace Square * trudged…

Suddenly - among Soviet reception,
Where "everything can be burned",** –
Laugh, and eyebrows, And speaking secular
This ancient Ryurikovna ***.

15 Martha 1921

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*"Uritskogo" (Note. A Block)
**"Krematornoy and vulgar" - sign hanging on the door "of the Petrograd department of management", that every citizen has the right to be burned in gov't(arstvennom) crematory. (Note. A Block)
***"Alexandra Kropotkina". (Note. A Block)

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