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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
    —Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Vodka is our enemy, so let’s finish it off.
    —Russian saying popular in the Soviet period, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)