chapter  1
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The city of Vladikavkaz: fathers and sons

I think that organically I can no longer understand much in the aspirations of present-day-youth. One must have courage to admit this. [. . .]

We spent our youth in a Russia that was peaceful; in which there was plenty for few. The present generation has grown up in the midst of war, hunger, world upheavals, transitional era, mutual misunderstanding and hate. [. . .] The new generation almost does not know the joy that we knew, it seeks and creates joy in new environments, and tries to make up for those years of youth that it has lost.