“We live stubbornly,” she began one poem: “Like a small beast who's gnawed off his paw to get out of a trap on three.We've mastered that science And with brave smile – that way the wounds are bandaged tighter...” To avoid detection, Ratushinskaya wrote her poems on bars of soap, using the burned ends of matchsticks.In April 1983, Irina Ratushinskaya was sentenced to seven years' forced labour and shipped off to a camp in the Mordovian town of Barashevo, 300 miles southeast of Moscow.
Her three years in the camp – where she worked to make gloves for Soviet workmen and was fed little more than bread and rotten fish broth – nearly killed her but resulted in an acclaimed memoir, Grey Is the Colour of Hope (1988), and more than 250 poems that bore witness to an undiminished optimism.
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Irina Shayk may have only given birth a couple of months ago, but she's back on the red carpet looking better than ever!
Donning her figure-flaunting ensemble on the French Riviera, Irina's see-through look accentuated her peachy derriere as she slipped on a pair of high-waisted skivvies which were on show as she made her way inside the venue.
The supermodel's sheer look highlighted her never-ending pins at the back with her zip detail left open from under her posterior downward.Moreover, Slavic brides were always famous for being great wives and mothers.