Lyuzhin’s formal education gave shape and purpose to his hatred.

During his years at university, he gravitated toward the writings

of Krinsky and fellow students who preached the need for

radical change — first by words and then by armed violence.

Their creed was simple, strident and seductive.  The Romanovs, their

European backers, and the bourgeoisie corrupted by capitalism were the

source of all that was wrong in Russia.  Only by

revolution could the proletariat throw off the shackles of capitalist

exploiters and regain their true place in the world order.

V.I. Lyuzhin was determined to lead Imperial Russia to revolution.


Paraphrases from the novel Day of Wrath by Larry Bond.