Thirty years now Russia’s lived in fetters,
in Magadan, in Kolyma –
but the Russia that will live for ever
is the one now dying in Kolyma.
by Георгий Владимирович Иванов (Georgii Vladimirovich Ivanov)
translated by Robert Chandler
Fun fact: Due to the mention of Kolyma you might mistakenly think this is referencing Varlam Shalamov‘s Kolyma Tales but those were written from 1954 to 1973.