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Article analyzes two sketches of Mark Aldanov and fragments of his novel devoted to the Polish liberation. The article proves the depth and validity of conclusions made by Mark Aldanov in his literary work on the subject of Polish patriotism. Ways of characterization of historical figures of Czartoryski and Pilsudski in sketches “Adam Czartoryski in Russia”, “Pilsudski” are defined. The characteristic is given to the Polish patriot – the character of the novel “The Story about Death”.

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Aldanov, Czartoryski, Pilsudski