Breaking Stalin's Nose Setting & Symbolism

Eugene Velchin
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Communism

Sasha lives in Russia, known as the USSR. Communism is the form of government in Russia.

Stalin's Nose

Sasha accidentally knocks the nose of a plaster statue of Stalin that is kept in the main hall at Sasha's school.

Young Soviet Pioneers

The Young Soviet Pioneers is the Communist youth group that Sasha wants to join.

Soviet Union (USSR)

During the reign of Joseph Stalin, Russia was known as the Soviet Union or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Moscow

Sasha and his father live in a commune of forty people in Moscow, the Soviet capital city.

Moscow Elementary School #37

Moscow Elementary School #37 is the school that Sasha Zaichik attends.

Komunalka

The "komunalka" is the commune that Sasha and his family shares with over forty other citizens.

State Security

Mr. Zaichik works in the State Security on Lubyanka Square. The State Security is also known as the...

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