The Russian Revolution, and the Communist rule of Russia, represent a time in history when the normal laws and values of humanity were suspended, when strong ruthless individuals could achieve a kind of power incredible in civilized context, and other individuals would become ruthless merely to survive. The horrors of this period are both real, and uncountable. Such a process leaves voids in the soul, and the bloodshed and agonies of such a time create a fine arena for those entities known as demons to wreak their havoc in greater or lesser spheres. Or are these demons always a part of us, but kept at bay in more sane periods of existence? In this story, a tortured man named Vasilov will perhaps find out.
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