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Solzhenitsyn and the 'Russian Question', Part 10

Two Centuries Together - The Derzhavin Memorandum

Essay first published in Church and State, No.133, July-September, 2018. 
The full text can be downloaded in Word format 

Gavriil Derzhavin (1743-1816)
Poet and statesman

The story so far
First encounter - Ukrainian and Russian
Origin of the 'Pale of Settlement'
Protecting the peasants
Derzhavin's memoir
The aftermath of Derzhavin's memoir