A Quote by Anna Akhmatova on day


In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror I spent seventeen months waiting in line outside the prison in Leningrad. One day somebody in the crowd identified me . . . and asked me in a whisper . . . "Can you describe this?" And I said: "I can."

Anna Akhmatova (1888 - 1966)

Source: Requiem, composed mainly 1935–1940, Instead of a Preface, composed 1957.

Contributed by: Zaady