Off with their Heads!

Коля’s wrists were aching from the bindings. As  tradition demanded, he was lead into the council chamber in his ragged prison uniform, his hands tied behind his back with hempen rope. The guards nearly had to carry him, he was so weak from starvation. His eyes hurt from the light that enveloped the councilmen. The […]

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Коля is the 24th bearer of his name in succession – meaning that his father, his father’s father and 22 fathers before them gave this name to their first born son. Not that it means anything in social terms, but to a Николай Николаевич Николаев, it means that he is from an ancient and honorable […]

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