Welcome to Russia: Fifth column plus Ward No.Six --
a graphic work created 5 July 2014 by Lena Hades. There are three inscriptions on it -- Fifth column, Ward No.Six,
Welcome to Russia.
The work is devoted to the Contemporary Russia. Russian Jews suffer nowadays a strong anti-Semitic abuse in the media and other areas of public life. They are called "fifth column","fifth column of national traitors". Russian ultra-nationalists permanently are making appeals to the physical destruction of all Russian Jews.
is any group of people who undermine a larger group— such as a nation or a besieged city— from within. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize openly to assist an external attack. This term is also extended to organized actions by military personnel. Clandestine fifth column activities can involve acts of sabotage, disinformation, or espionage executed within defense lines by secret sympathizers with an external force(Wikipedia)
"Ward No. Six", a short story by Anton Chekhov(1892)
The story opens with a description of a lunatic asylum, ward no. six, in a provincial hospital. The ward has five pitiful inmates—including the "imbecile" Jew Moiseika—and is overseen by a coarse porter named Nikita. The narrator describes how a university-educated inmate named Ivan Gromov drove himself mad with paranoia and was admitted to the asylum. The hospital is run by Dr. Andrei Yefimich Rabin, a "strange man" who became a doctor to humor his father, after actually wanting to become a priest. Rabin begins his career as a highly motivated physician who looks after his patients with the greatest of care. However, he is soon disillusioned by the "uselessness" of his task, neglects to visit the wards, and becomes indifferent to his patients' plight. Rabin eases his conscience with the thought that every man is born to die and concludes that "suffering leads man to perfection."
La Salle no 6
est initialement publiée dans la revue La Pensée russe, numéro 11, en novembre 18921. Cette nouvelle connut un succès considérable lors de sa sortie. Selon un correspondant de Tchékhov, qui lui écrit en mars 1893 : « Votre Salle 6 est dans toutes les vitrines, celles des grands éditeurs comme celles des petites papeteries. On se l'arrache».
The omnipresent state TV channels have branded the minority supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity as a traitorous “fifth column” ...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Hamlet (1.5.167-8)