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Breaking Stalin's Nose

Breaking Stalin's Nose

  

by Eugene Yelchin

Breaking Stalin's Nose Chapter 15 Summary

  • Goal achieved: Sasha now has the Young Soviet Pioneers banner.
  • He promptly decides it's a good idea to unfurl it and march around a bit with it in the deserted hall while everyone else is in class. You gotta get your kicks when you can in Soviet Russia.
  • He imagines he is marching in the May Day parade, in front of Stalin himself.
  • In his daydreaming, Sasha tells Stalin that his father has been wrongfully imprisoned, and Stalin gets way mad on his dad's behalf.
  • Sasha gets so wrapped up in this that he accidentally hits a statue of Stalin with the metal tip of the banner, knocking the stone nose clean off its face! Dun dun dun.

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