Eghishe Charents‘ (1897–1937) approached the same set of conditions as Tekeyan in a stylistically different manner. Born in Kars in Russian Armenia, he reacted to the dismal situation of his compatriots by becoming a soldier and then joining the Bolshevik Party. His poetry, cerebral and clean, reflects his thoughts and experiences. He became slowly disillusioned with Stalin and the communist state and was executed in 1937 during the Stalinist purges. His collection of poetry Epic Dawn reflects how deeply affected Charents‘ was by what he had seen and endured.