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‘”How irregular!” many people will say; but they must remember that it is only through such irregularity that life in Russia is possible.’

The word ‘convict’ disappears near the Siberian frontier and is replaced by the word ‘unfortunate’.

People who jealously guard their power are quicker to forgive thieves and murderers than a man who speaks his mind or is insolent. Pride.

Inner-workings of Russia. Bribes