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Ibansk is a fictitious country invented by Soviet author Alexander Zinoviev in his 1976 novel titled The Yawning Heights. Every Ibanskian citizen is named Iban Ibanovich Ibanov, and therefore goes by a nickname. The most admirable character is Bawler. Truth Teller is obviously Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Lesser characters are more difficult to figure out. Ibansk roughly translates into English as 'Screw Town of (or for) all Ivans'. Their political religion is called the Ism (which is short for Soc-ism), and nobody really believes in it. When it was written the book was essentially a superlative description of the Soviet Union.