The complexity of Petersburg, as a rule, had a stimulating effect on him, rousing him out of his Moscow stagnation.
The ignorant peasant-women starve the children, and the people stagnate in darkness, and are helpless in the hands of every village clerk, while you have at your disposal a means of helping them, and don’t help them because to your mind it’s of no importance."
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We don’t want the economy to stagnate.
Their political victory led to stagnation and relative decline compared to surrounding countries.