RUSSIA: Gawky Gorky

Russian Bolsheviki are peeved with Maxim Gorky, famed Russian author, who now lives in Berlin. Once Gorky opposed the Bolsheviki; then he admired them, and became one himself. Later he got disgusted, and by a trick managed to leave Russia. Biased Bolsheviki think he is a gawk; hence the expression, "Gawky Gorky." Of course, Maxim Gorky is neither awkward nor stupid, as War Lord Leon Trotsky pointed out in an inflammable speech:

"Gorky is indisputably one of the greatest contemporary Russian authors. Unfortunately, however,...

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