Breaking Stalin's Nose Quotes
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The voice on the radio says, "Soviet people, follow our great Leader and Teacher--the beloved Stalin--forward and ever forward to Communism! Stalin is our banner! Stalin is our future! Stalin is ou...
Visions of the Soviet Union Quotes
Then a song comes on, "A Bright Future is Open to Us." (1.2)
Coming of Age Quotes
I want to thank you personally for my happy childhood. (1.4)
My Dad is a hero and a Communist and, more than anything, I want to be like him. I can never be like Comrade Stalin, of course. He's our great Leader and Teacher. (1.1)
[My dad] told me if I see a suspicious character on the street, I should follow him and observe his activities; he might be a spy. It's wise to be suspicious. The enemies are everywhere. (4.1)
When I get to the room, Dad is sitting on the floor, holding his ear. The officer's leather belt creaks as he turns to look at me, his eyes bloodshot. (5.16)
Stalin says that sharing our living space teaches us to think as Communist "WE" instead of capitalist, "I." We agree. In the morning, we often sing patriotic songs together when we line up for the...
Foreignness and the Other Quotes
"Watch out, Amerikanetz!" he yells, and rams into me so hard, we fly into a snowdrift. He calls me Amerikanetz on account of my mother. (12.1)