The Gateway of Europe
Between the Masurian land of lakes and the impassable marshes of Polesye, a dry plain stretches out. This way went Napoleon’s forces to attack Moscow; this way Poles were being deported to the East; and this way, tsarist and, after the October Revolution, Bolshevik Russian forces pushed towards the West. This is the gateway of Europe. It is the winter of 1918. The characters – 17, 19, and 20-year-old girls...