By Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings—on problems with religion, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality—reflect his highbrow look for fact and a faith firmly grounded actually. the choice incorporates a Confession," "Religion and Morality," "What Is faith, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?," and "The legislations of affection and the legislations of Violence."
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K voprosu o rekonstruktsii kurortov SSSR v tret'em piatiletke,” Voprosy kurortologii, no. 4 (1937): 84; GARF, f. 9228, op. 1, d. 24 (kurort managers’ conference, March 1938), l. 44. 19 20 Chapter 1 Rest home of the USSR Soviet Central Executive Committee, 1935, Sukhumi. RGAKFD g. Krasnogorsk, no. 2102339. Used with permission of the archive. care system. Despite its democratic foundations, the Soviet spa system drew aesthetic inspiration from prerevolutionary aristocratic models. Soviet spas would be constructed in grand style, they would require an extensive service network as befitting the old aristocracy, and they would also inculcate in the patients, or resters, an appreciation for high culture and reﬁnement.
In 1907, a typical year, over 40 percent of visitors to Mineral Waters consisted of large landholders and merchants; middling property owners counted for 24 percent, and ofﬁcers, ofﬁcials, and professionals like teachers and doctors each constituted about 10 percent of spa patients. Kurorty SSSR (1936), 8. 17. Gol'dfail' and Iakhnin, Kurorty, sanatorii i doma otdykha, 10. 18. , 58. 19. These were Staraia Russa, in Novgorod province (founded in 1828); Lipetsk, in the Don River province of the same name (founded in 1803); and Sergeevskii Mineral Springs in the Urals steppe (founded 1833).
Mending the Human Motor Essentuki, Piatigorsk, Kislovodsk, and Zheleznovodsk. It was here that Russian military ofﬁcers, including the poet Mikhail Lermontov, had sought respite and cures in the nineteenth century. The opening of a railway link from Rostov to the Mineral Waters station in 1875 assured a permanent ﬂow of patients and vacationers. 16 Yet by and large, Russians preferred to take their cures abroad. In 1912, German spas counted more than a million visitors; Russian spas attracted only 110,000 cure seekers.
A Confession and Other Religious Writings by Leo Tolstoy