In the ‘dismal science’ to liquidate has the general meaning of cashing out your assets. Many a ‘nine grams’ Soviet ration was dispensed. Where has all that ‘cash’ gone? Where are those rainbow roubles stashed? Such suffering and fear does not disperse readily. Fyodor was right on the direction the revolution would take (The Devils) and there must be novels being written today that bring that bloody Russian opera up to date. Memo to self: check it out. Awesome!