Foreign News: Slavic Shakespeare

Russians revere the memory of their great nineteenth-century poet, Alexander Pushkin. Last week, to their tally of Nazi crimes was added confirmation of what the retreating Germans had done to the Pushkin shrine at the Sviatogor Monastery. The poet's grave was desecrated, relics were stolen, manuscripts were used as fuel. The monastery itself was bombed. Cried one Russian:

"It would be the same as if the Germans had wrecked Stratford upon Avon!"

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