Training at the highly-decorated Gorets
MMA team, Gaziev has a solid boxing background and guarantees he's not afraid of his opponent's credentials.
Sumarokov-El'ston used stronger terms, claiming that the administration must aim to "recast all the inclinations and capacities of our steppe dweller and make him into a highlander [garets]." (69) By this he meant above all that the colonists should adapt to their new environment, but his use of the term gorets
, normally reserved for the often defiant Muslim residents of the mountains, made a strong rhetorical point.
Stalin was born in the Caucasus where Prometheus was chained to a rock in Aeschuylus's play--the 1933 Epigram had also recalled this heritage when it called Stalin the gorets
(mountain-man) in the Kremlin-- but at the time the Ode was written, it was Mandelstam--not Stalin--who was enchained, and the ugol' (coal or charcoal) with which Mandelstam draws "in cunning angles [na khitrye ugly]"--Prometheus was a master of cunning--is also the fire that the Titan stole in defiance of Zeus.