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InteRussia Fellows Visit Peredelkino

Russian Studies
On May 21, InteRussia fellows in Russian Studies went to Peredelkino, the legendary writers' colony located southwest of Moscow.

Peredelkino was set up in the 1930s and became an epicenter of literature in the Soviet days. Some of the most prominent writers of the 20th century lived and worked here. At one time or another, Peredelkino became home to Boris Pasternak, Korney Chukovsky, Isaac Babel, Konstantin Paustovsky, Bulat Okudzhava, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bella Akhmadulina, and many others.

The fellows met with Asya Volodina, a current resident. Asya shared her creative journey and her experience learning and teaching Estonian.

Next, the group took a tour of old Peredelkino, visiting the houses of Russian writers, and also visited the graves of Boris Pasternak and Robert Rozhdestvensky, where they paid tribute to the writers.