Here every article is put through
A doubly lethal ritual;
Like Orthodox, they’re blessed with crosses,
And like the Jews, they’re circumcised.
Здесь над статьями совершают
Вдвойне убийственный обряд;
Как православных – их крестят,
И как евреев – обрезают.
This epigram by Dmitry Minayev was written in 1873, eight years after enactment of the Temporary Rules that for the first (but not last) time supposedly abolished censorship in Russia.
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