Russka: The Novel of Russia - Chapters 6-7, pgs. 391 - 455 Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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Chapters 6-7, pgs. 391 - 455 Summary

Andrei notices that Nikita's servant girl resembles Anna. The next day he talks to the servant girl, named Maryushka, who had married the steward in Russka. Andrei begins an affair with the girl, whose husband is in Russka. Under Russian law, the peasant is not free to leave the master.

During Bright Week, the week after Easter, the Cossacks meet with Patriarch Nikon, who gives them his support.

When Maryushka and her husband return to Russka, Andrei accompanies them. Nikita says he is welcome to visit his estate and Andrei stays at his house. Andrei learns that he has relatives in Dirty Place. Maryushka is pregnant but Andrei won't take her with him when the leaves.

It is the late seventeenth century in chapter seven. The reforms of the Patriarch Nikon began in 1653. He was exiled by...

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