A Glossary to Lost Republics

Looking through Lost Republics, it occurred to me that there might be some elements of the book, the Russian bits, that could do with a little explaining or at least a glossing over. As a book of poetry is certainly no place for explanations, these have been posted instead as a sort of glossary. More will be added shortly.

I - Passing the Telegraphs & Orekhovo.
II - Zagorsk & New Soviet Sky.
III - Fine Art & Main Street Bombs.
IV - Iodine & The Palace.
V - Mandelstam

There's also a brief note on the monument to the Conquerors of Space, a photo of which is on the cover of the book.