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Victor Serge

Russian revolutionary and writer

Victor Lvovich Khibalchich (December 30, 1890November 17, 1947), better known as Victor Serge, was born in Brussels, the son of Russian Narodnik exiles. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Russian Communist Party and worked for the Communist International as a journalist, editor and translator. He was openly critical of the Soviet regime, but remained loyal to the Bolsheviks.


  • Revolutionaries knew quite well that the autocratic Empire, with its hangmen, its pogroms, its finery, its famines, its Siberian jails and ancient iniquity, could never survive the war.
    • On Russia in World War I
  • All right, I can see the broken eggs. Now where's this omelette of yours?
    • After visiting Russia, to the pro-Leninist sentiment in the global left.

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