Plakha

Plakha

 

(1) The pieces of a log that has been split in two.

(2) A wooden block on which the head of a person sentenced to death was chopped off; the scaffold on which an execution was carried out.

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For example, the repentance and spiritual rejuvenation theme was explored by Chingiz Aitmatov in his novel Plakha [The Executioner's Block] (1987).
It so happened that at the very same time as the appearance of his novel Plakha (1986; Eng.
His later novels, written originally in Russian, include I dolshe veka dlitsya den (1980; The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years ) and Plakha (1986; The Place of the Skull).