Imperium Setting & Symbolism

Ryszard Kapuściński
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Russia

This is the country from which the Imperium arose and which is the focus of the Imperium.

Siberia

This is the brutally cold arctic area of Russian where many millions were imprisoned and died. Kapuscinski travels there several times.

Pinsk

This is Kapuscinski's home town that was formerly part of Poland and now is in Belarus.

The Soviet Republics

The USSR was not synonymous with Russia alone but instead also included many non-Russian peoples and republics. Kapuscinski visits and discusses at length these regions.

Moscow

This is the capital of the USSR and location of the Kremlin.

St. Petersburg

This is the capital of Russia prior to the October Revolution.

The Soviet Union

This is the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991. It was one of the most repressive regimes in history. Kapuscinski calls it 'The Imperium' for this reason.

The Temple of Christ the Savior and Churches

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