amendation This is the closest English equivalent I can find with a root in men- similar to that in Russian [izmenenie] "change."

revolution . . overthrow of the tsar Bely writes in the context of the Russian Revolution of October 1917, following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in February of that year

love Russian [liubov'] I have adapted this paragraph from the Russian for the English word. I have discovered no compelling reasons to preserve the Russian sounds. Here for the curious is a literal translation: liubov' [love] is not in l, iu, b, o, v, ' [soft sign], here we are given a combination of "l" with "iu," plus "b" with "o". plus "v" with "' [soft sign]".