Sankya p.2 by Zakhar Prilepin

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron finish Zakhar Prilepin’s Sankya (affectionately retitled Sankya: Reeeeee), reading chapters 8-13. They’ll also be going over the ties between the messaging of the story and some of Prilepin’s real-life political engagement.

Major themes: fatherlessness, arson, murderous intent, National Bolshevism

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.

8:00 - I meant to say 2014. Please don’t come for me in the comments.

13:17 - “eet eez”

17:39 - Right as according to his own moral philosophy, not according to...you know, my moral standards.

35:25 - “For real,” as if them committing arson at the McDonald’s wasn’t real in comparison.

35:33 - United Russia being Putin’s real-life political party.

45:48 - If we consider this most broadly, there are about 72 regions in Russia.

Research Notes