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.