Farewell, farewell, unwashed Russia
|Farewell, farewell, unwashed Russia
⧼written by⧽ Mikhail Lermontov
⧼translated by⧽ Dmitri N. Smirnov
|Poem of 1840 or 1841. Source: Site «Poezia.ru»|
The poem was written between 1840 and 1841 in connection with his exile to the Caucasus.
The given translation (see above) is an attempt to preserve the rhythm of the original.
A literal translation is as follows:
- “Farewell, unwashed Russia,
- land of slaves, land of lords,
- and you, blue uniforms,
- and you, people, obedient to them.
- Perhaps beyond the ridge of Caucasus
- I will hide from your pashas,
- from their all-seeing eye,
- from their all-hearing ears.”
First published in "Russian Archive" 1890, book 3, No. 11. page 375.
/ Впервые в «Русском архиве» (1890, кн. 3, № 11, стр. 375).
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© Dmitri N. Smirnov. Translation. Can be reproduced if non-commercial.