We the Living Setting & Symbolism

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Petrograd

The city where Kira Argounova lived with her family until the Civil War in Russia drove them out of their home. It's the city to which they return and it's Kira who feels such a sense of promise upon her return. The city was previously St. Petersburg and would become Leningrad after the revolution.

Song of the Little Apple

A song of the revolution; it's noted that the song is "in every weary throat". The question is posed, "Hey, little apple, where are you rolling?" No one seems to know what the "little apple" is but "everyone understood".

Internationale

A song of nationalism that Kira hears for the first time in Petrograd. It's noted that she tries not to listen.

Argounov's Navy Soap

The business enterprise started by Kira's father after his textile shop fails. The soap business is also a failure.

Gorokhovaia 2

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