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Iura. Iura was created by “Grigorii Grebnev,” the pseudonym of the Russian author Grigorii Nikitich Gribonosov, and appeared in the novel Arktaniia (1938).

In the future the world is governed by the Worldwide Supreme Soviet, which itself is chaired by a charismatic African-American. Soviet scientists decide to search for the corpse of the explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) so that it can be resurrected through advanced Soviet science. Iura is a teenager who lives in a weather station above the North Pole. He goes looking for Amundsen’s body but instead finds the body of a boy his own age. Iura is kidnaped by a group of capitalist religious conservatives who have enslaved an Amazonian tribe. Eventually all turns out for the best.

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