Duel in Crimea: Maximilian Voloshin-Bela Kun

Alexander Zagorulko


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A documentary novel about the occupation of Crimea by the communists during the Russian Civil War. Zagoroulko’s story parallels the period and events in Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago” with one important distinction – the central figures are real rather than fictional.

Voloshin, a poet, writer, philosopher, historian, and the last symbol of pre-revolutionary Russia, is subdued by Bela Kun – Lenin’s commissar who directs the “Red Terror” guards in Crimea.

Voloshin refused take sides in the Revolution, hoping that his pursuit of the “truth” would shield him from the vortex of the Civil War.

A gripping drama about the last breath of the Tsar’s epoch.

260 pages