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    OllieGarkey, Loge

    Of course the optimistic (for Russia) conclusion of his take looks pretty grim now (this is from the Roger Clarke translation):

    Hushed now are the furious shouts of war:
    all is in subjection to Russian arms.
    The proud sons of the Caucasus fought on,
    they suffered dreadful losses;
    but nothing could save them -
    not the carnage they inflicted on us,
    not their fabled weaponry,
    not their mountains, nor their spirited horses,
    nor their devotion to an untamed freedom.
    Like the Mongol hordes,
    the mountain folk of the Caucasus
    will not stay true to their ancestral ways:
    they'll forget the call of hungry conflict
    and put aside the arrows of war.
    The traveller will ride without fear
    up to the mountain fastnesses where they used to lurk;
    and sombre tales will be told
    of how their murderous raids were punished.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 12:14:38 PM PDT

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