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Here Boris Godunov first read, Moscow, 1969 | by Rob Ketcherside
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Here Boris Godunov first read, Moscow, 1969

The plaque on the wall says "Here at the home of Dmitry Venebitinov, Aleksandr Pushkin first read Boris Godunov, 1826" It was October 20, 1826. He had finished it in exile and back in Moscow read it to friends. It was finally published a few years later.


The building is still here today and is gray and haggard.


Photo by my grandfather David C. Cook. Scanned from an unlabeled Kodachrome slide, datestamped October 1969. In an unlabeled slide cartridge.


Follow this link for more photos of Moscow by my grandfather. And here photos by my grandfather from other cities around the world.

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Taken in June 1969